We couldn’t be more thrilled at yet another successful swim by the Little Falls Penguins!
Ethan Taswell, former swimmer and current coach at Little Falls wrote on the experience as follows:
Swimming with patients’ wristbands and in matching purple Team Hydro caps, the Little Falls Swim and Dive Team came together as one to raise spirits, awareness and funds to combat Hydrocephalus. A whiteboard reading “1 mile=64 lengths. How far will you swim?” stood perched at the end of the lanes, and the team took this challenge to heart, diving in and swimming across the pool with purpose. Despite the threat of thunder in the afternoon, we were honored to see record turnout in our fourth year of this tradition. The unofficial numbers are in, with 104 Penguins swimming for a total of 9253 lengths (the equivalent of 231,325 meters), or over 144 miles.
We were thrilled this year to witness pre-teamers as young as four-years-old join the fight against Hydrocephalus. With great determination these youngsters used their kickboards to complete many more laps than surely they have ever done before. Tremendous maturity from kids of all ages was also displayed throughout the course of this year’s fundraiser, starting with a pep rally conversation about Little Falls’ own Kate Finlayson, and carrying through to card decoration for those in the hospital and the reading of real-life personal stories. In addition, special recognition goes out to 11-year-olds Eli Glickman and James Marder, who each swam over 500 lengths to benefit the cause.
Our hope is that in the coming days and weeks, the donations will continue to roll in, so that we not only reach our goal of $7,000, but surpass it.
Thank you Ethan and all the Little Falls Penguins!
You can support them in their goal of raising $7,000 for Hydrocephalus research by clicking here!!!
Read more about the Penguins and their generous new tradition here.
Go Little Falls and Go Team Hydro!