Thursday, October 12, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Pioneer Swim Club's Marathon Effort For MS

On Saturday 7 October, the Pioneer Swim Club had a fantastic time participating in the MS Swimathon held at the Memorial Pool, hosted by Millie and the team at DMR Leisure.  Pioneer swimmers and their parents swam in a continuous relay for 8 hours from 8am to 4pm.

The event is held to raise crucial funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. The team had a great time raising funds on the lead up to the event and swam a grand total of 650 laps over the 8-hour period – that is a whopping 32.5 kilometres! For those who love the statistics – we swam at an average rate of 4.062km/hour by swimmers of all ages (6 years – 46 years).

Well done to our Pioneers Swimmers: Zahli Herring, Luka Herring, Yasmin Seedwell, Marley Smith, Olivia Smith, Madison Malagueno, Makenna Malagueno, Ralph Traeger, Rex Traeger, Stevie Brand, Georgie Brand, Anna Miles, Isabelle Miles, Bethany Miles, Joleigh Stydom, Maxim Demin; and their parents, Trevor Seedwell, Ben Miles, Jodie Miles, Kylie Smith, Clinton Smith, Tahnie Malagueno and Ashlee Berridge.

We wish to thank everyone who sponsored the team, the other teams for the healthy competition, those who came to support us (and swim a few laps for us!), and all those team members who gave up their Saturday and participated.

Contributed by Pioneer Swim Club

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