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Open water swimmers typically have to come out of pocket to cover travel expenses just to participate in their events, not to mention event registration costs, support personnel and the list goes on. But open water swimming is about to become a little bit easier thanks to SponsorMySwim.com.

wowsaSponsorMySwim is an exclusive and complimentary benefit for WOWSA Members.

If you are a WOWSA Member and would like us to activate your SponsorMySwim campaign, simply contact us and provide us with the following items by e-mail:

  • YOUR CAMPAIGN TEXT
    SEND US A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR CAMPAIGN
    (You can refer to the current featured campaigns to see what a good campaign description actually looks like.  If you need help writing your campaign description, try asking one of your most avid fans.  You can refer them to SponsorMySwim to see what our current featured campaigns look like.  Alternatively, if you have been featured on the Daily News of Open Water Swimming or if you have an existing entry on Openwaterpedia, simply send us the links to those pages, and we will take it from there.)
  • YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEO(S)
    SEND US LINKS TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE YOUTUBE OR VIMEO VIDEOS
    (A picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth a million!)
  • YOUR PHOTOGRAPH(S)
    SEND US PHOTOGRAPHS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE US TO INCLUDE
    (If you send us more than one preferred photo, please indicate which one is to be your featured image.  We will crop it and optimize it so that it perfectly fits the layout of your campaign.)
  • YOUR WOWSA MEMBER ID#
    INCLUDE YOUR WOWSA MEMBER ID WHEN YOU CONTACT US
    (SponsorMySwim is provided as a complimentary and exclusive benefit for WOWSA Members, so remember to include your WOWSA Membership ID Number when you contact us.  Learn more about WOWSA Membership Benefits.)

Once we receive and approve your campaign materials, we will construct and activate your campaign.

As this website is intended for a general audience, no “adult” content, inappropriate content or obscene materials will be considered. Contact us in advance if you have any questions.

Donations to campaigns within SponsorMySwim.com are processed securely and instantly by PayPal.  Funds are received into the Open Water Source, LLC PayPal account to be later disbursed to the swimmer you are sponsoring.

A 10% administrative fee is retained by Open Water Source, LLC for it’s services in providing and maintaining SponsorMySwim as a service to the open water swimming community. This administrative fee, which is common to crowdfunding websites, enables us to give individual attention to the successful creation (and proper configuration) of crowdfunding campaigns on behalf of the open water swimmers that we feature and promote.  This also extends the marketing reach of SponsorMySwim, which, of course, benefits the swimmers featured at this site.

Each crowdfunding campaign created on SponsorMySwim is configured in such a way that donations are processed instantly and securely via PayPal.  We use PayPal, a trusted third party payment processor to process pledges securely.  Consequently, we do not see or store the credit card information of our campaign contributors.  (That goes for the administrators of SponsorMySwim as well as the swimmers for whom these campaigns are created.)

You will automatically receive e-mail confirmations from PayPal as well as SponsorMySwim upon successful payment processing, and the campaign of the swimmer whom you are supporting will be updated instantly.  You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you advanced them toward the successful completion of their campaign goal, because you will see the difference on their campaign stats.

By participating in SponsorMySwim, you also agree to receive e-mail communications from Open Water Source / Open Water Swimming, LLC.

SponsorMySwim.com is provided as a membership benefit for WOWSA Members courtesy of Open Water Swimming, LLC and managed through the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Thank you for supporting open water swimmers through SponsorMySwim.