A fundraiser for Norwalk's Zeus swim team is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Norwalk City Hall.
The event, "Make A Splash for Norwalk," will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. The adult-only event, co-hosted by Mayor Richard Moccia, will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and duck races.
Proceeds will support the swim team's activities and improvements to the team's home pool at Norwalk High School.
The Zeus swim team was founded more than six decades ago by International Swimming Hall member Betty Philcox, and it is regularly ranked among in the top 10 swim teams in Connecticut.
The team has competitive swimmers from towns throughout Fairfield County, currently with 111 members ranging in age from 5 years old through high school seniors.
"I'm thrilled to see so many young children come through the Parks and Recreation Learn-To-Swim program, and whether they go on to become recreational swimmers or members of a competitive swim team, like the Zeus swim team, they have acquired a valuable life skill. Swimming can make such a huge difference in a child's life," Pam Rayla, the aquatics director for the city and Norwalk High School girls swim team coach, said in a release for the fundraiser.
Among the programs that the fundraiser will support, organizers said, are: swimmer scholarships, equipment and improvements to the pool at Norwalk High School where the team holds daily practices and hosts countywide meets.