Swimathon aims big
Tuesday, 15th December, 2015
By Patrick Reincke
Broken Hill swimmers from all skill sets and ages are being invited to register for the 2016 YMCA Swimathon.
The annual national event on Sunday, February 28 raises money for people with disabilities.
Organiser Hannah Agius said the hour-long Swimathon at the Broken Hill Aquatic Centre was for a great cause and open to all.
“It’s not just for people who can swim, it’s for everyone,” Ms Agius said.
“You don’t have to swim laps, you can go in the toddler pool and run around if you want.
“The money we raise, 100 per cent of it stays in Broken Hill and can go towards purchasing new equipment for swimmers with disabilities, paying for swimming lessons and much more.”
Ms Agius said that people can get involved by sponsoring someone or participating themselves to help raise this year’s goal of $5,000.
To register, go to www.ymcaswimathon.org.au or visit Ms Agius at the front counter at the pool.
“It really is for everybody, individuals, families. You can register as a team if you’d like,” Ms Agius said.
“We want to get the word out now so we can get as many people involved as possible.
“We want as many people to come along and have a fun day. The water slide will be up and running for the kids, there’ll be cake stalls, everything.”