FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Swim for Hope?


Swim For Hope is SAFRA’s iconic annual charity event. Since its introduction in 2011 by SAFRA Tampines, Swim for Hope has expanded to all five swimming pools at SAFRA Clubs, and the event provides an opportunity for National Servicemen, families and friends to bond through sport and at the same time do their part for charity. A new parent-and-child category was introduced in 2016 to encourage more families and their children below the age of 13 to participate.




Why should I join this event?


Singaporeans have shown themselves to be resilient and ever-willing to lend a hand to those in need. This event aims to raise awareness of the less privileged who will need more help in this difficult time.




What is new in the 2020 edition and why should I join?


The event is proud to welcome Liberty Insurance Singapore as its Title Sponsor and will be named Liberty-SAFRA Swim For Hope 2020.

In view of the COVID-19 situation and to help safeguard the well-being of all participants, this year’s event will, for the first time, be taking place as a virtual swimming event. From 17 October to 15 November, participants may choose to swim at their own convenience at any available swimming pools in Singapore.




Which beneficiaries will be supported this year?


Funds raised will go to the Autism Resource Centre (ARC), Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Care Fund and Singapore Swimming Association (SSA).

Information on these beneficiaries can be found on www.libertysafraswim4hope.com.sg

Interested participants and donors may also visit the beneficiaries’ websites below:

https://www.swimming.org.sg/

https://www.autism.org.sg/

https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/mindef/about-us/organisation/organisation-profile/saf-care-fund




What is the target donation amount?


Liberty-SAFRA Swim For Hope 2020 hopes to raise a total of $200,000 towards the adopted beneficiaries this year. This will be raised through registration fees, corporate and individual donations, and TOTE Board matching grants.




What are the categories available and how much are the fees?


There are four categories available.

Resilience – 1.0KM $20

(age 13 years and above)

Unity Families For Life Parent-and-Child Category $32

(1 parent + 1 child, 6 – 12 years old) Tenacious – 10KM $30
(age 13 years and above)

Indomitable – 55KM $55

(age 13 years and above)




What are the event entitlements?


Upon completion of the respective category distance, each participant will be entitled to an
exclusive Liberty SAFRA Swim For Hope event tee, event medal and goodie bag with attractive items.


Participants are also entitled to special deals offered by event partners Garmin, PHS Hair Science, SE Archery and Starbalm. Kindly refer to the entitlements segment for more information.




Can I change the size of my participant tee?


Please refer to the sizing chart available on the registration portal. No changing of sizes is allowed after registration is completed.




Are there any special perks for SAFRA Members?


All SAFRA Members who sign up for any of the categories will be entitled to a $10 e-voucher. The voucher will be loaded on their mSafra app on 30th November 2020.

This voucher is redeemable at selected F&B tenants across all SAFRA Clubs.




Are there any entry requirements?


Open Categories are open to participants 13 years old and above. Participants below 12 years old can take part in the Parent-and-Child category with one of their parents.

It is recommended that all participants have basic swimming skills, and are advised to declare any pre-existing health conditions during registration through the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)




Where can I clock my swim sessions?


All participants may choose to swim at any available swimming facility (ActiveSG pools, condominium pools, private club pools, etc.). In view of the limited operating capacity, SAFRA Club swimming pools will only be open to participants who are SAFRA members.

To help safeguard the well-being of all swimmers, participants are required to adhere to the COVID-19 capacity control restrictions and safe distancing measures implemented at the swimming pools




How do I clock my swim distances?


Participants can clock their swim from 17 October to 15 November. They may choose to complete the required distance over multiple sessions and upload the various distances via the registration portal. The portal will close on 15 November, 1200hrs and the accumulated distance shall be recorded as final.

While is it recommended to use waterproof distance trackers such Smartwatches to measure distance swam, participants are not required to submit screenshots of their respective swim sessions.




Can I use swimming aids such as floats and kickboards?


Yes, this is non-competitive charity event. Participants should take their capabilities into account and may choose to swim with or without aids.




Are there any prizes for top finishers of the respective categories?


As this year’s event is taking place as a virtual charity event, no additional prizes will be awarded for participants who clock in the longest distance.




Where can I register for the event?


To register, please visit www.libertysafraswim4hope.com




What are the modes of payment for registration?


Participants can pay via VISA or MasterCard through the redirect online payment portal after completing their registrations.




How would I know if my registration has been successful?


Participants will receive a confirmation slip via email upon successful registration.




When is the closing date for registration?


The closing date for registration is 8 November 2020, 2359hrs.




When can I collect the event entitlements?


Participants who successfully completed their swim distances may collect their entitlements from SAFRA Clubhouses from 30 November to 20 Dec. During registration, participants may indicate their preferred SAFRA Club location for collection or opt for courier service for a nominal fee. Goodie bag collection will start from 30 Nov to 20 Dec 2020. Please refer to your race confirmation slip and collect at the designated club selected when registering.




I don’t have my registration confirmation slip. What should I do?


Please email swim4hope@safra.sg for more information.




How else can I contribute?


Participants and non-participants may make donations via the online registration portal www.libertysafraswim4hope.com





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