Finley team, Mega Swim Smashers, won Shepparton's 24-hour Mega Swim on the weekend.March 26, 2014 4:15am
Finley’s swimmers smashed the Shepparton 24-hour Mega Swim at the weekend, with local team, MS Smashers, claiming the winning team, highest individual fundraiser and best dressed team honours.
The 24-hour swim challenge, which started from noon on Saturday, raised money for MS Australia’s Go For Gold scholarship program.
Thirty swimmers from Finley and surrounds competed in two teams — MS Smashers and MS Smashers 2 — in support of local multiple sclerosis sufferer Emma Simpson.
Each team had to have one swimmer in the water at all times during the 24 hours, with Finley team members raising a combined total of $16,567.
Emma said she decided to take on the challenge after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October last year.
‘‘It went very well, besides struggling with the cold. We had to buy hot water bottles from Coles which helped,’’ Emma said.
‘‘We worked really good as a team. A few have said they’ll consider doing it again next year.
‘‘I’m grateful for everyone that swam with me on both teams.
‘‘Thank you to everyone that donated and for the support I’ve received.
‘‘The event aimed to raise $20,000 but ended up raising $28,276 from all five teams at the pool.’’
Emma proved her dedication to the event, earning the highest individual fundraiser honour after collecting more than $6000 for the cause.
MS Smashers collected the winning team trophy for most points tallied, receiving one point for every $10 raised and one point for every 500m they swim.
They swam a total of 47.5km, while MS Smashers 2 followed closely behind with 46.2km.
‘‘We also won best dressed team for our florescent 1980s gear,’’ Emma said.
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