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Big bucks raised: Milton Dambusters hold swim-a-thon

The Milton Dambusters recently held a swim-a-thon, raising more than $4,000.
The Milton Dambusters recently held a swim-a-thon, raising more than $4,000.

MILTON, NS - The Milton Dambusters made waves at Milton Centennial pool in Milton July 6.

Swimmers participated in a swim-a-thon, which is the team’s main fundraising event.

Natalie McMaster, the Milton Dambusters’ team manager, said swimmers went door-to-door collecting pledges. She said the club also approached local businesses as part of the fundraising initiative. The event raised more than $4,000.

Many of the children and teens made personal goals for themselves as well.

Evelyn Smith, Ava Smith, Abigail Smith and Emma Labour, swimmers with the Milton Dambusters, all took part in the swim-a-thon.  

“It’s tiring, but it is fun because we have a big potluck after it,” said 11-year-old Ava.

Ava completed 120 laps during the hour-long event. Seven-year-old Evelyn made a goal of 40 laps and ended up swimming 60.

Evelyn and Emma said they like to swim on the team because they get to learn new swimming strokes. Ava said she likes being able to make friends of all ages.  

“You get to freshen up every night and swim,” said Abigail, with a big smile.

Fun Meet and BBQ Fundraiser

The Dambusters are hosting a fun meet and barbecue July 23 in celebration of Milton Centennial Pool’s 50th anniversary.

The fundraiser is taking place during Milton Days.

Anyone is invited to participate by swimming in the fun meet. The event is scheduled to take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Milton Centennial Pool on Highway 8 in Milton, N.S.

For more information, contact Caitlin at 902-354-8560.

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