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Pool-A-Thon makes waves

A few of the 52 swimmers that swam 2,474 lengths of the pool, totaling to a staggering 35 miles. – Courtesy Photo

The 29th Annual Pool-A-Thon held February 16, 2019 was extremely prosperous. $20,250.00 has been raised so far with additional donations still trickling in. 2,474 lengths (35 miles) were swam by 52 enthusiastic swimmers!

Sue Dindia-Gray
NCRD Aquatics

In addition, there were 12 student participants who were not able to swim, but were kind enough to solicit donations towards our cause.
This event raised funds to help keep the NCRD/ Nehalem Elementary School Swim Program afloat. All proceeds from the Pool-A-Thon go directly towards the School Swim Instruction & Water Safety Awareness Program which impacts the lives of all students, kindergarten through 5th grade, as well as the adaptive swim students of District #56.
Many thanks go to the 64 student participants. Because of their enthusiasm, hard work, and passion for swimming, the event was a SUPREME ACHIEVEMENT!
To the parents & families of these kids, we are truly appreciative for the time and energy you gave to your child throughout the Pool-A-Thon. Thanks for being the backbone of the fundraiser. You all are WONDERFUL!
An extended thank-you to all the generous donors. By pledging a swimmer, you have validated the importance of this vital program which enhances the lives of over 200 children. We are fortunate to have the support and encouragement of a caring community.
The Legacy of the 89 year old Nehalem School Swim Program lives on!

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