The group of swimmers who put in the effort to participate in the Gympie South State Primary School swimathon over the weekend. Over $2500 was raised via the event.
The group of swimmers who put in the effort to participate in the Gympie South State Primary School swimathon over the weekend. Over $2500 was raised via the event. Contributed

Kids raise $2500 in swimathon

PARTICIPANTS in the Gympie South State Primary School 24-hour swimathon were able to raise over $2500 and event organiser Shereene Moy couldn’t be happier.

Proceeds from the charity swimming event, held from 4pm Friday through to 4pm Saturday, will go towards the school’s talent identification program.

The program does not receive any funding, so events such as the swimathon are vital.

And the swimathon was brilliantly supported with five teams, one of seven children, three of eight children and one of six adults, taking part.

Moy said she was thrilled with the success of the event.

“I believe as a total the swimmers covered over 250 kilometres,” Moy said.

“There were always at least 11 people, other than the swimmers, so there were a lot people helping out.

“As well as raising money for a good cause, I think the kids learnt a lot about themselves, because it was pretty tough going for 24 hours.”

Moy was also sponsored and raised $500 for wheelchair basketballer Steven Elliott.

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