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SH swimmers tally 2,185 laps during annual fund-raiser


November 22, 2016

PRIZE WINNERS in the Sweet Home Swim Club’s 2016 Lap-A-Thon fund-raiser are, from left, Jacob Kennedy (grand prize winner), Rylee Markell, Nora Pettner, Chloe Tyler, Sean Wothuis, and Isabel Sayer.

The Sweet Home Swim Club conducted is annual Lap-A-Thon on Oct. 27 in the Sweet Home pool.

During the event, each swimmer on the team swam as many laps at they could during a predetermined amount of time. The event is one of the largest fund raisers for the team.

During this year’s event, 45 team members swam laps for either an hour or 30 minutes, depending on age and skill level. All the swimmers also competed in a “Pumpkin Push” relay and a “Water Bottle Flip” relay. Swimmers from each of the club’s four training groups were awarded prizes for most laps swum during their al...

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