This semester, directors of Anchor Bowl/Anchor Splash, Reagan Berault and Alexis Jones, have taken on the task of reintroducing Anchor Splash at LSU. I asked them to share a little bit about the event and their experience while putting it together.
1. What is Anchor Splash?
Anchor Splash is the fundraiser that the majority of Delta Gamma Chapter do nationally, but has not been at LSU in many years. Collectively, it is a pool tournament with events like relay races and synchronized swimming.
2. What are your hopes for this event?
Our hopes for this event is to raise money for our philanthropy service for sight. We hope to create a fun atmosphere for students on campus and hope to keep this new event a tradition on LSU’s campus.
3. What are you most looking forward to seeing during Anchor Splash?
We are looking forward to seeing how the teams compete, and how well they are prepared for different events. We are super excited to see the creativity of the synchronized swimming event and how well the teams execute their routine. We also are excited to have so much fun throughout the day all while raising money for service for sight.
4. How did you prepare for Anchor Splash?
Most of the preparation we did was just the planning and figuring out the logistics of the whole event. What events we would have, where it should be, when it should be, and who should be involved. After that it was just putting all of our decisions in motion and figuring out how to make it as fun as possible while still being able to raise the most money for our philanthropy.
5. What are some challenges you have faced?
Our biggest challenges in the planning and basically re-creating of this event have been getting everyone on board with something most people on campus today have never seen. When planning events that happen annually at LSU there is already a sort of “blueprint” for what needs to be done. This year, however, we are essentially building that blueprint. It has been a lot of trying this and trying that and this year will definitely be a “let’s see what works” kind of year, but we are excited just to be able to lay the foundation.
6. Why did you want to reintroduce Anchor Splash to the chapter?
We were excited about reintroducing Anchor Splash to LSU because it is an event that can get participation from many other organizations, Greek or otherwise, and that sense of community is something that we really want our chapter to focus on and help build. Every DG chapter that does it says it is wildly popular on their campus and everyone likes to be involved, which is exactly what we would like to see happen in the future here at LSU.
The event is April 6th from 3-6pm at the LSU UREC Outdoor Pool. There are 6 teams competing and the events are a relay race, save the mermaid race, biggest splash competition, and synchronized swim!
Thank you so much Reagan and Alexis for putting on this event!