Wednesday, February 04, 2009
The Nome Northstar Swim Team, a USA Swimming affiliated team in Nome, Alaska, is asking for some help. They are trying to spread the word about their "Idita-Splash" fitness event. Visit their web site at www.idita-splash.com. The Idita-Splash fitness event was created at the request of Iditarod and water fans, as an event to promote physical fitness (through aquatics) in the spirit of the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends 1049 dog miles away under the finish arches in Nome, Alaska. Anyone, anywhere, can complete the Idita-Splash (while keeping themselves fit) by totaling all of their water activity minutes (lap swims, water aerobics and classes, etc.) from January 2nd to March 31st, 2009, with a goal of logging 1049 minutes. You can log your minutes anywhere you swim! They hope that we will join them for this year's event and get in the best shape of your life! Registration is $25.00 for the event, which includes an event T-shirt. For a $45.00 registration fee, you can get an event "hoody" sweatshirt. All proceeds go to the Nome Northstar Swim Team, a team of 39 swimmers aged 7-16 years old. Funds are used to pay for team costs, which includes airfare to meets, as their team has to fly at least 500 air miles to compete against their nearest USA Swim team!