Generating funds for Rio 2016

ACROBAT Consulting & Marketing and FC Sports Marketing will be extending its fundraising tactics again with crowd funding.

ACROBAT Consulting & Marketing and FC Sports Marketing will be extending its fundraising tactics again with another crowd funding campaign. This time Stockport Metro Swimming Club will be the beneficiary.

Stockport Metro Swimming Club is an organisation with immense tradition and the most successful club in this sport in the United Kingdom in terms of medallists. In the Beijing Olympics, Stockport Metro finished above the whole Country of South Africa on the all sports medal table!

It has up to 10,000 swimmers, are in 90+ schools in and around Greater Manchester and repeatedly is top performers in international competitions and proud to fly the flag for Great Britain. Such accolades don’t come without immense commitment from coaching staff and individual swimmers. The team regularly start from 0430 in the morning and with repeated sessions daily – and with other jobs, studies and personal lives in between.

Each cycle of four years training in between each Olympic Games is nothing other than a focus on targets to become the best of the best. Metro rely on the support of generous donors as the intensive swimming programme is run on a voluntary basis under the stewardship of the expert coaches.  The schedule is meticulous, and an integral part is the need for a specialist training camp in South Africa. 

The crowd funding Appeal will be to help the swimmers attend a training camp at the beginning of the season (end-August 2015) for 24 swimmers and 3 coaches with double training sessions every day except on events’ days when single morning sessions will be used.  This is the intensity needed to fulfil the so called “Wolfpack” regime.  

Medals are the goal and if a record is broken along the way then this is the ultimate mark of success.