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Charity Swim 2015

posted Apr 24, 2015, 1:43 PM by Mette B Jensen Novais
Thank you swimmers for making this our most successful Charity Swim since we started this event back in 2007. The results are outstanding. 

Thank you everyone for your help, support and willingness to participate, taking one practice out of your normal practice schedule, swimming for Charity..The Oakville Masters raised $6120.00 more than $2000 of what we usually raise in funds for Charity.. If your donation is over $25 you will receive a tax receipt by the end of year 2015. Should you for some reason not get one or if you need a receipt sooner, please let me know by email and I will have it organize to give you one.
 
With your help and your support SOAAR has become more known in the community and with the awareness, hopefully people in the community will select to donate funds to the charity, therefore support and helping the kids with Autism. In Canada 1 in 94 children are diagnosed with Autism and as these children reaches adulthood there are very few programs for them. I am happy, the Oakville Masters Swim club choose to help and support this group. Our funds will enrich the lives of young people with Autism living in our community...

As for the one hour swim you guys did amazing. The 2015 Charity Swim had the most participants since we started this event back in 2007. We had 90 people swimming with 60 single swimmers, swimming a total of 185 km in an hour
The average Swimming per person was 3 Km and 80 m above 3 km per hour (Note my previous email had a typo. I wrote 3.8KM sorry for the typo and thank you for pointing it out to me). Keeping in mind the differing in ages youngest 26 and oldest 77 years old and the abilities some has achieved more and some less. 
We had 7 relays teams sprinting for an hour. 1 relay team with 3 people doing 25 m sprints and 6 relays with 5 people doing 25 m sprints, swimming a total of 33.KM 550 m, which average close to 4800 m per team (fast). The talk on deck before and after the one hour swim, was whether it is easier to swim straight for one hour or sprinting close to 1000 m total per person?..I am not sure...you be the judge... The ability to swim one our continuously and sprinting close to 1000 m is quite an achievement. 
See you at the Pool
Coach Mette
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