Swim team goes the distance to raise money

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Photo by Sarah Brown

A swimmer at last year’s swim-a-thon in the Galena pool.

By ASHLYNN KOWCHEE, staff writer

The swim team traveled more than 32 miles in the water raising money during its annual swim fundraiser at the Galena pool on Oct. 14.

The money is still being collected, said coach Jason Harris.

Swimmers asked donors for a certain amount for each lap of the pool, or a set amount for the event. The top swimmer, eighth grader John Riddle III, swam 6,000 yards, or 3.4 miles.

The swimmers swam a total of 1,128 laps, or 56,400 yards. That’s a little more than 32 miles.

The distance is in laps (50 yards). The swimmers and the number of laps are:
John Riddle III – 120
Jelly Firmin – 100
Virgil Sam – 94
Joe Riddle – 87
Tirzah Bryant – 82
Romay Harris – 79
Ian Esmailka – 75
Paul Huntington – 75
Milo Huntington – 70
Autumn Jensen-Roehl – 70
Aubrey Tulloch – 69
Clint Kopp – 66
Abigail Landrum – 66
Mackenzie Tulloch – 64
Preston Kopp – 60
Lily Esmailka – 50
Jed Ruchti – 45
Hawken Scotton – 41