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Novocastrians set to make a splash for the greater good
Swim for Schools will be held at Lambton Swimming Pool, Durham Road, Lambton.
From: 9am on Sunday 31st March.
Media contact: Christine Stani on: 0433 127 245
Novocastrians will plunge their generous hearts and philanthropic natures into the 50m pool at Lambton Swimming Pool from 9am on Sunday 31st March. Swim for Schools is an action packed swim-a-thon raising funds to transform the lives of children through education. Seventy locals led by organiser, Naomi Findlay will jump off the deep end to swim the 22km (400 laps) for United World Schools (UWS).
The inaugural challenge will see seven teams x 10 people undertake the half marathon swim-a-thon with the youngest swimmer only four years old! Also hitting the pool will be a handful of squad members from the Hunter Hurricanes and Hunter representative waterpolo players. To earn their donations, one swimmer must be in the water swimming or floating at all times until the entire distance is covered or the eight hour time limit has been reached. There is no minimum length required per swimmer and all swim strokes are welcomed.
Findlay is a long-time supporter of United World Schools (UWS) – a charity dedicated to working in some of the world’s poorest regions giving children access to free education. “My association with UWS has afforded me a real opportunity to make a real difference. Education creates hope and with a background in Medical Science & Education, I have a passion to support and set kids in third world countries on the road to education success. My goal is to raise funds to build three schools in three years in Cambodia, but to also be completely hands-on in the planning, design and building process of each school”. explains Naomi.
“Having already completed a school late last year, I now have my sights firmly set on another construction in September 2019. The Swim for Schools swim-a-thon will be my key fundraising event, with all funds raised going directly to the education of a further 170 Cambodian children. With the help of Lambton Pool, I’m aiming to raise $10,000 at Swim for Schools and have a $40,000 target for 2019. It is a must-do event for those wanting to experience an unforgettable day in the water, meet local sporting heroes while also lending a helping hand to kids in need”. continues Findlay.
- Swim for Schools will be held at Lambton Swimming Pool, Durham Road, Lambton. From 9am on Sunday 31st
- Visit: https://www.naomifindlay.com/swimforschools/