NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk’s top-ranked Zeus swim team is hosting an aquatic-themed fundraiser, “Make A Splash for Norwalk,” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Norwalk City Hall.
The adult-only event, co-hosted by Mayor Richard Moccia, will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and duck races. It is designed to raise money both for team activities and improvements to the team’s home pool at Norwalk High School.
“I am honored to host “Make a Splash for Norwalk,” Moccia said in a statement. “This event highlights the wonderful achievements not only of the Zeus swim team, but of all activities for children that involve commitment, discipline and parental involvement. This is more than good fun it is the training of our city’s next generation of leaders.”
The Zeus swim team was founded more than 60 years ago by International Swimming Hall of Fame Grande Dame Betty Philcox. The team consistently is among the top-rated teams in Connecticut. The Zeus team attracts competitive swimmers from towns throughout Fairfield County and consists of 111 members ranging in age from 5 years old through high school seniors.
"I'm thrilled to see so many young children come through the Parks and Recreation Learn-To-Swim program, and whether they go on to become recreational swimmers or members of a competitive swim team, like the Zeus swim team, they have acquired a valuable life skill. Swimming can make such a huge difference in a child's life" said Pam Rayla, aquatics director for the city and Norwalk High School girls' swim team coach in a statement.
Proceeds from the event will be used for swimmer scholarships, equipment and to make essential improvements to the pool at Norwalk High School, where the team practices and hosts meets.