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Freedom Swim 2020

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Middleton High School Pool

2100 Bristol Street

Middleton, WI 53562

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Join us for the 5th Freedom Swim, a totally amazing swim-a-thon for youth, ages 6-18, to benefit International Justice Mission!

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Slavery is real. Kids can help!

You don’t need to be a ‘competitive’ swimmer to participate – kids of all abilities, ages 6 to 18, take part each year. You can swim any style or distance that suits you; whether it be 1 or 200 laps in freestyle, breaststroke, sidestroke, doggy paddle, or anything else! Siblings ages 3-6 may swim one lap with an adult's assistance before each wave (no registration required, just let us know) as part of the Little Freedom Swimmers' team!

Form a team of friends, or we can help you form one! Swimmers are invited to our Kickoff Party on Sunday February 23 from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Play N Wisconsin (3919 Parmenter St, Middleton). There, you will learn more about modern-day slavery and be inspired with stories from IJM staff Dan Mackett about how IJM is rescuing and restoring victims. We'll give you important info to help you with getting pledges, and you'll get pizza and time to play!

Then, on March 14, come swim your heart out! There will be three Waves (2-hour blocks -- 8 teams per Wave). First Wave will check in from 9:00 to 9:30, and swim from 10:00 to 12:00. 2nd Wave will check in from 11:15 to 11:45 and swim from 12:15 to 2:15. 3rd Wave will check in from 1:30 to 2:00 and swim from 2:30 to 4:30. T-shirt, swim cap, music, snacks half-way through, and a free meal after each Wave will reward you for your hard work! The highest fundraising teams will be awarded prizes! 24 teams can compete, so gather your team!

Read more at www.freedomswim.org!

Why should we support International Justice Mission?

Right now, over 40 million people are enslaved worldwide. Children, women and men are trapped in forced labor or sexual slavery, where violence, deceit and abuse become their everyday. International Justice Mission is a global team of over 600 lawyers, social workers, investigators, community activists and other professionals, working to protect the poor from violence through 17 field offices throughout the developing world, with partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK sharing in the global mission.*

"Through the support of a global movement of friends and partners, we have collaborated with local authorities to rescue thousands of victims of everyday violence and put hundreds of violent criminals behind bars. And, each day, we see powerful proof that justice for the poor is possible." *

Highlighted as one of 10 non-profits 'making a difference' by U.S. News and World Report, IJM's effective model has been recognized by the U.S. State Department, the World Economic Forum and leaders around the globe, as well as featured by Forbes, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Phnom Penh Post, The Times of India, National Public Radio and CNN, among many other outlets.*

*Wording taken from www.ijm.org

If a little effort and a little money from each of us combine to give new life to people who are oppressed right now, why not?!

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