Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club’s Fish out of Water Challenge raises $800 for Special Olympics Sudbury 

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While swimmers with the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club have been out of the water during the grey-lockdown period, head coach Dean Henze believes are no excuses for sitting idle.

Not only have SLSC swimmers been participating in dryland activities via Zoom, but they also took part in a fundraiser last week, the Fish out of Water Dryland Challenge, to support both the club and its local charity of choice, Special Olympics Sudbury.

Each participating swimmer was given a virtual wheel to spin. They needed to complete a minimum of four activities daily over the course of the week. 

“Normally, the club would participate in a swim lap event over a two hour span,” Henze said in a release. “But when life gives you lemons, you make do with what you’ve got.”

Swimmers raised $800 for Special Olympics, thanks to virtual donations from their families and their usual cheering squads. 

Club president Victoria Hingst said that in the last three years, SLSC swimmers have also supported local charities such as the Elgin Street Mission and the NEO Kids Foundation.


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