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Francisco Guzman

2022 YMCA Virtual Swim for Kids

I’m excited to compete for the fifth time in the YMCA of Southern Maine’s Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids on July 23, 2022. (It’s one of the oldest open water swims in the United States – 2.4 miles!), which this year is again going VIRTUAL!

All funds raised by me will help the Y deliver life-changing programs that inspire young potential, promote academic success, prevent drowning, and help build healthy, confident kids. As you know, since four years ago my family and I decided to spend more time in Maine during the summers, and this year we decided to stay in Maine full-time. So my commitment is even bigger than before. Both of my kids have attended Y summer camps each year and had a blast. Sarah and I can afford to pay for this for our children... but many other parents can't. The work the Y does to help the local community is amazing. Sarah and I have been very impressed with the programs that the Y offers to help kids that are not as lucky as ours. Please consider supporting this incredible cause.

My goal is to raise money for the Y’s youth, but I can only do this with your support. Will you join me in ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to thrive? Last year, thanks to your support, I became the top fundraiser. Can you help me repeat las year's success and again surpass $5000 this year?

Please support my campaign today and help us make a positive difference in the lives of some very deserving children. I’ll be thinking of you and the kids we’re helping as I plunge into Casco Bay this summer!  

Thank you!

P.S. I was surprised to learn just how many youth programs the Y runs – summer camp, school age child care, swim lessons, preschool, early learning readiness, swim team, preschool, pre-K, full-day child care, youth fitness, adaptive youth sports, diabetes prevention mentoring, and more!

Even more impressive - last year they provided $2.2 million in financial assistance to 5,496 youth, individuals, and families to ensure full community access to their programs!