Swimmers get ready to take the plunge for charity

Some High School of Dundee pupils are getting ready to take the plunge for charity.

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On Sunday 24th February, three teams of pupils will dive into the Dundee Olympia swimming pool to embrace the challenge of the 2019 Dundee Rotary Swimarathon.

The annual event sees six-person squads swim as many 25m lengths as they can in 25 minutes, to raise money for good causes.

Each squad aims to raise at least £360, with 20% of the total generated going to the Rotary Club of Dundee Trust to be distributed to local charities and the International End Polio Now campaign.

The other 80% goes to each team’s chosen charity, and this year the High School teams – a group of L7 swimmers representing the Junior Years and two groups of F5/6 swimmers representing the Senior Years - are supporting the RNLI, whose volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland. 

If you would like to sponsor the High School teams, please visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hsdswimarathon2019

It’s hoped that this year’s Dundee Swimarathon, in which more than 200 swimmers will take part, will raise more than £20,000, taking the total funds generated by the event over five years to more than £110,000.

You can find out more about the Swimarathon at: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=725885&ClubID=26