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Turkey Swim Challenge: November 1 – 30

It’s that time of year again! For the entire month of November, you can swim for prizes at our rec pools. All Stanford Affiliates with access to our two pools are welcome to participate.

Are you ready to swim and win? Starting November 1st, follow the instructions below to participate. No need to register online.

  1. Visit the Avery Aquatic Center or Avery Rec Pool during recreational swim hours and ask a lifeguard or staff member for a workout menu. View pool hours.
  2. Pick your level – easy, medium, or hard, then choose whether you want to swim or aqua jog.
  3. Fill out a raffle ticket.
  4. Try to complete the menu workouts to the best of your ability from “appetizer” to “dessert”
  5. Let the lifeguards know when you are done, and they will enter your raffle ticket into the weekly raffle to win Stanford gear and the grand prize raffle to win a gift certificate to Swim Outlet.
  6. Continue to complete workout menus from November 1-30 to increase your chance of winning!
  7. Weekly drawings will happen every Monday morning, and winners will be contacted via email.

Sample Menu – Level: Medium, Swimming

  • Appetizer
    • 200 yards (choice of stroke – medium pace)
  • Main Course
    • 200 yards Freestyle (alternating 50 kick and 50 wim)
    • 4 x 50 yards Freestyle, :10 rest
    • 200 yards (choice of stroke, sprint every 4th lap)
    • 4 x 50 yards Backstroke,  :10 rest
    • 200 yards (choice of stroke, sprint every 4th lap)
    • 4 x 25 yards Freestyle sprint, :10 rest
  • Dessert
    • 200 yards Freestyle (slow and relaxing pace)

No registration required for the Turkey Swim Challenge. Simply visit our recreation pools and speak to the staff to get started.


Contact Us

Contact Us

Avery Recreation Pool (ARP)
285 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA
(650) 498-0756

Avery Aquatic Center (AAC)
235 Sam McDonald Mall, Stanford, CA
(650) 498-0756

Jennifer Cobarrubias
Assistant Director of Aquatics