Supporting the Community Pool


The Community Pool depends on the hard work and generous donations of many people. We list below a few ways to help FOR Swimming improve and support our facility and programs.


The 2017 Swimathon will be held in March

“Love Your Pool” 

This event, FOR Swimming’s largest annual fundraiser, has generated between $15,000 and $40,000 in each of the past five years.  This has been a vital fundraising tool that has enabled us to build a quality facility, manage continued upgrades and improvements and meet our loan commitments to the City of Lexington.

With a successful event this year, we hope to add an environmental control system that will make our facility more energy efficient as well as add suit spinners to the bathrooms.

Swimmers are seeking sponsors that can pledge a certain amount per lap or donate a fixed amount.  If you would like to join us in this annual campaign to support our pool and its programs please contact Leslie Ayers at


Community Swim Lessons

Each spring, RCHS swimmers join with FOR Swimming volunteers to teach the community’s youth the fundamentals of swimming and water safety.  If you would like to volunteer your time or sponsor a child for swim lessons contact Leslie Ayers at


The Rockbridge Pie Festival

The 7th annual Rockbridge Pie Festival was held on September 3rd, 2016. This wonderful community event is sponsored by FOR Swimming and all proceeds from this event went to support The Community Pool and its programs. For more information on how you can participate next year go to


Kroger Plus Cards

When you link your Kroger Plus Card they donate 5% of the value of your purchases to Friends of Rockbridge Swimming.    Kroger Rewards has changed.  No longer do you have to ‘preload’ purchases on a Kroger card.  Simply link your Kroger Plus Card (one you use for discounts at the store) to Friends of Rockbridge Swimming and we’ll get a donation every time you shop.   All you have to do is click here:, create an account, select your store, type in your Kroger Plus card, and Select Community Rewards and Search for Friends of Rockbridge Swimming or put in our number 82535.  Step by step instructions can be found here.    All discounts from your Kroger Plus card still apply so this is painless way to support the pool without costing you a penny.

Kroger has already donated over $15,000 through this program. Our goal is to get all of our members and their families and friend kroger plus cards registered. Imagine how quickly the contributions would add up if all the pool supporters used the card all the time!


Friends Of Rockbridge Swimming Inc