Interior Savings Back for 10th Year as Title Sponsor of Across the Lake Swim Kelowna
Interior Savings has signed on as title sponsor of the July 20, 2019 Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim Kelowna, rounding out a full decade of support for this event.
Since the Credit Union first partnered with Across the Lake Swim in Kelowna in 2010, the event has grown from 400 swimmers making the 2.1 km swim across Okanagan Lake to as many 1,500. It has become the largest and longest running open water swim event in Canada and has been named as one of the Top World Open Water Swims. Last year the swim celebrated its 70th Anniversary!
According to Kathy Conway, CEO of Interior Savings, “This is an event all of us in the Okanagan should be proud of. Even with its success and notoriety on the global stage, it continues to be a truly iconic local event vested in the betterment of our community.”
The annual swim challenges young and old alike to achieve their personal best while also raising money to provide free swimming lessons to every grade three student in our school district. To date the Society, with the support of its community partners and sponsors, has provide 12,500 kids with free swim lessons.
“We’re excited to celebrate our tenth year of helping to drown proof the Okanagan,” continued Conway. “Given the abundance of water sports in the Okanagan, we recognize the critical role this event plays in providing water safety skills to our kids.”
Race Director Peter Rudd highlighted the important role Interior Savings plays in the event. “It’s the best gift we could receive for our swim, and for water safety in our community. Interior Savings not only provides financial support, they also support us with volunteers. It’s a real team effort,” said Rudd.
“You can help us in our mission to keep kids safe in the water by registering yourself, your family or giving the gift of registration to help someone else participate,” added Rudd, “but register before Feb 28th to take advantage of early bird pricing!”.
Registration is open for the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim Kelowna July 20, 2019.
Photo Credit: Alexis MacMillan