May 4, 2016
Duncan Stingrays swimmers went to great lengths to raise money for new equipment.
More than 70 of the club’s 120-plus swimmers took part in the Splash-A-Thon at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre on April 20.
The swimmers took to the competition pool for two hours, with each one aiming to complete 200 lengths or five kilometres. Funds raised were intended to go toward purchasing underwater mirrors to help with the swimmers’ visual feedback.
“Last season we were able to fundraise enough to purchase a new starting block to add to our collection, making it three total now,” Stingrays head coach Leanne Sirup said. “They are custom blocks with our logo as well as the names of the swimmers that participated.
“They are specialized blocks in which to prepare the swimmers for when they encounter them in provincial- and national-level competitions.”