Annual Stettler swim-a-thon was a great success

The Stettler Swim Club held its annual swim-A-thon on Friday, April 16, during which each swimmer swims continuously for either two hours or until the completion of 200 lengths of the pool (5000 meters).

Tired but happy – Members of the Stettler Swim Club posed together after completing of a total 4125 laps in the swimming pool during their annual fundraising event.

Tired but happy – Members of the Stettler Swim Club posed together after completing of a total 4125 laps in the swimming pool during their annual fundraising event.

The Stettler Swim Club held its annual swim-A-thon on Friday, April 16, during which each swimmer swims continuously for either two hours or until the completion of 200 lengths of the pool (5000 meters).

The swim-a-thon is a fundraiser for swim clubs across the country where swimmers go out and collect pledges for swimming a certain number of laps in a given time.

Twenty five swimmers bravely participated and completed a total of 4125 lengths in total!

That is 103 km of swimming altogether, which would be like swimming from Stettler well past Red Deer.

Nine swimmers finished the 200 lengths and every single swimmer completed well over 100 lengths each.

Our first two finishers were Wes Wilson, completing 200 lengths in 1:18.24, and Claire Hunter who finished in 1:20.02.

Everyone was in good spirits during the event and were extremely proud with their results.

They celebrated their success in the Rec Center party room with food donated by charitable food sponsors.