Support our Florida Training Trip

Swimming and Diving Winter Training Trip

As a team we are excited to have the opportunity to take a winter training trip to Florida this December, but we need your help to get there. Our travel plans have us departing Newark on Saturday, December 16 and returning on Friday, December 22. The week in Florida will provide us with many opportunities to develop as student-athletes, grow as individuals and strengthen our team bond.

The pool where we will be training is located in Largo, Florida and we will be staying on the beach only a mile away in Indian Rocks, FL. Outside of our hours spent training in the pool we will spend time on the beach with team activities such at beach volleyball, ocean swims and a trip to historic Fort DeSoto State Park. Back at our hotel, many of the rooms are equipped with full kitchens so we will have a few "healthy cook off" competitions for dinner. There is Mini-golf located at the hotel so you can bet there will be a friendly competition sometime during the week.

This trip will keep our teams training together over part of the holiday break, something we have not always had the ability to do. Support from our alumni, family and friends is critical to our continued success in and out of the pool.

The total cost of the trip is $60,000 and will cover our entire team. It breaks down to being $1,000/student-athlete. We have received a generous lead gift of $15K from William H. Schieffer '84 and swimming alumnus, Dawn Mayers Schieffer '85. They will also match $.50 to the $1 for the next $30K we are able to raise! Help us raise the next $30,000 by covering the costs of a student-athlete or any gift within your means. We appreciate your support at any level.

Breakdown of Trip Costs

Bus & Van Transport = $6,000 - $100 per person

Team Meals = $14,000.00 - $233 per person

Flights = $17,500.00 - $292 per person

Hotel Rooms = $22,500.00 - $375 per person

Total= $60,000.00 - $1,000 per person

Check out our full competition schedule below and come out and support us at home or on the road this year!

$26,025 Raised
86% towards $30,000 Goal

Supported by 30 Donations:

  • John B.
    I Gave $350
  • Michael B.
    I Gave $100
    Go Blue Hens!!
  • Silhouette
  • Christine F.
    I Gave $1,000
  • Dan S.
    Dan S. '95
    I Gave $100
    Great training and bonding opportunity for the Team.
  • Daniel and Michele  D.
    I Gave $250
    Go Blue Hens Swim and Dive !! Thank you coaches, swimmers, divers and parent volunteers. Have a great trip
  • David W.
    I Gave $250
  • Silhouette
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck D. '63
    I Gave $100
    I have been living Harry Rawstrom's dream for 45 years on the Island of Venice, Fl. because he drove me here to train as a junior at Delaware.
  • Mark C.
    Mark C. '95
    I Gave $50
  • Steve B.
    I Gave $250
    Good luck Blue Hens!
  • Mark W.
    Mark W. '81
    Good luck with the season
  • Eric Y.
    Eric Y. '02
    I Gave $100
  • Adam G.
    Adam G. '88
    I Gave $100
    The Florida trip was such a great memory for me. We worked hard and played hard.
  • Paul U.
    Paul U. '97
    I Gave $250
    Enjoy. Have a great trip.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '92
    Swim fast!
  • Daniel D.
    I Gave $200
    Train hard and have fun Blue Hens! - the Duvall's
  • Clinton  T.
    I Gave $50
    The Florida winter training trips is why I moved to Flordia 23 years ago!!!!
  • Paulette and Howard B.
    I Gave $15,000
  • Silhouette
  • Karen M.
    I Gave $100
    Karen M
  • Elisa  C.
    I Gave $250
  • Jay and Diane  I.
    I Gave $150
    Have a great trip!
  • Silhouette
  • Greg W.
    I Gave $500
  • Timothy S.
    I Gave $100
  • Sharon D.
    I Gave $100
    Go Blue Hens! - the Daniel family
  • Robert  D.
    I Gave $100
    Go Hens- The Donlon's
  • Edgar and Karen J.
    I Gave $250