YMCA thrilled with Swimathon generosity
Tuesday, 4th March, 2014
The Broken Hill public raised more than $5,000 at the YMCA Swimathon on Sunday.
Centre manager Shane Simmons said 35 people donated their time to participate in the event.
“Thank you to the people of the Broken Hill area for diving in and helping out for such a great cause,” Mr Simmons said.
“This funding will see us teach around 330 lessons over the next 12 months - supporting our existing 12 SwimAbility students with the goal of reaching more.
“We were blown away with the generosity.”
Dylan Evers, who has Autism, has been attending the SwimAbility program and on Sunday he joined in the Swimathon.
“Dylan was really happy. It was a great day,” said his mother Stacey.
“He did 15 laps of the 25 metre pool - in his own fashion.
“He was quite happy, so that just shows how far he has come.”
Stacey said the Evers family took part in the fundraiser and raised $1800.
Donations to the YMCA Swimathon are still being accepted at ymcaswimathon.org.au