11 February 2014
News from the pool
The Swimming Centre had a successful start to the Free Friday trial, which began on the 7th of February.
An impressive 348 patrons attended the centre after 5pm. This included 194 Adults, 144 children and 10 students or concession card holders. A targeted survey regarding the trial was conducted with 94 surveys being completed and returned to the centre.
The 9th annual MS Mighty Swim was conducted on the weekend. A record number of 430 swimmers registered and competed in this year’s event. A total of 1313.7 km was swum over the 24 hour period by participants, despite a 20 minute thunderstorm interruption early on Sunday morning.
To date the event has raised just over $90,000, with $74,000 of this coming in as direct donations to the relay. This figure will continue to grow as pledges and donations continue to come in. Donations can be made up until March 31st, 2014.
This years event celebrates a very special milestone with total funds raised now eclipsing half a million dollars, to stand at $564,000 (and still growing). This is something the MS Society and the City of Unley should be very proud of.