Paraburdoo SIDS and KIDS Fundraising Swimathon a huge success

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RLSSWA recently distributed info to all Endorsed Swim Schools on behalf of a fellow charity in SIDS and Kids to participate in their Swimathon. Please see below the recent report from Dunnoma Swim School.

The SIDS and Kids Swimathon held at Paraburdoo Pool on Sunday 27th Feb was a huge success.

10 teams totalling over 100 swimmers registered from Dunnoma Swim School, Dunnoma Junior Lifeguard Club, Little Fish Swim School, Paraburdoo Primary School (who got into the spirit of the event by wearing matching red caps), Readings Raft which consisted of the eight members of the Reading family and MEM/Drill & Blast Rio Tinto team who raised over $3000.

The day was looked after by senior members of the JLC-Caleb Munro, Brendan Ferrugia, Jake Carrison and Shanae Tesling. They did a great job organising their swimmers and ensuring that each little person was safe in the water. This forms part of their requirements for JLC to display Leadership and Community Spirit.

All teams swam for the entire 4 hours. The day ended with the distribution of spot prizes.

We had such a great time and are so excited that Paraburdoo raised over $11,000 for research into SIDS. Its was exciting to see so many people having picnics, watching the swimmers and joining into the spirit of the day. We are grateful to be a part of such a caring community.

Our thanks go to Reece, Shane & Cain from Byblos for cooking the IGA sponsored BBQ Gary for allowing us to take over the pool for the day, to the businesses who provided spot prizes-Paraburdoo Health & Beauty, Paraburdoo Post Office, Muzzys Tom Price, Coles Tom Price, Joeys Nails, Taku Taylor Fitness, Tom Price Bakery, Desiree at Dunnoma Swim School, Lisa Johnston and Ashburton Shire.

Taku Taylor, Desiree Plested and Kylie Reid of Dunnoma Swim School formed the organising committee and we would like to thank the people of Paraburdoo for giving us such a wonderful day and the SIDS foundation a great amount of money.

Well done Taku and the community of Paraburdoo!