Going the distance for Strong Kids

More than 30 swimmers ranging in age from 7 to 77 put their best swimming stroke forward.

More than 30 swimmers ranging in age from 7 to 77 put their best swimming stroke forward in support of the  YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan’s Strong Kids Campaign.

The event was the   Okanagan Masters Swim Club 100x100m Swim Challenge.

Almost $2,500 was raised this year for the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign, resulting in the opportunity for 10 local kids receive a one year financially sponsored membership to the Y.

The challenge was held Saturday, Dec. 17, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre.

Some 34 Kelowna swimmers swam for hours to reach their five km or 10 km goals.

“People from our community have an opportunity to not only make a difference with their own personal health but to also make a difference for many local children,” said Allison Ramchuk, YMCA-YWCA Strong Kids Campaign coordinator.

“We believe that no child should be denied participation in a Y program due to financial barriers and funds raised through the Y Strong Kids campaign makes that possible.”

 

Kelowna Capital News