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Charity Swim 2012..

posted Feb 13, 2012, 3:29 PM by Mette B Jensen Novais
The Oakville Master’s Swim Club will be holding its annual one hour continuous length swim for charity during the week beginning Sunday morning, 26 February at White Oaks Pool. This year the Club members have selected the Oakville Foodshare Food Bank as the beneficiary for the donor funds it collects.

The length swimming challenge will consist of each master swimmer participant swimming continuously for one hour to determine how many lengths he or she can achieve in the prescribed time period. It is expected that, on average, the participating swimmers will swim from 2000 meters 3000 meters which translates into 80- 120 lengths of the pool at White Oaks Secondary School. Given the differing ages and abilities of the club members some will achieve more, some less.  

During the weeks leading up to the lane swim event, Club members will be soliciting donations to further the work of the Food Bank either as pledges for each length actually swum or as a straight cash donation. The Food Bank is a registered charity and it will issue tax receipts for each donation received over $10. The lane swimming for charity event will take place at White Oaks Pool over three separate days:

 Sunday, 26 February beginning at 8am

Wednesday, 29 February beginning at 8:30pm

Thursday, 01 March, three sessions, 1st one at 10:10am, a 2nd at 11:20am and a 3rd at 9:25pm.

The public is invited to drop in and watch. Donations will be gratefully received at White Oaks Pool during the course of the five swim sessions.