Charity the winner of marathon medley
AFTER challenging his club mates to a marathon medley, masters swimmer Vic Paul helped the Claremont Masters Swimming Club to raise $400 for charity.
The former world number one masters swimmer offered to donate $100 to his fellow swimmers’ charity of choice if they completed six continuous kilometres of breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and freestyle.
Kristy Blackstone and Anna Eisenhauer, who completed the medley, dedicated the funds to women’s refuge Zonta House.
Ms Blackstone said she chose the organisation because an acquaintance volunteered there.
“They support women battling domestic violence and other issues such as homelessness and mental health and it’s an important service.
“I originally participated because (Vic) got so much joy out of seeing us all joining in,” she said.
Ms Blackstone said she was training for a swim to Rottnest Island, so she already had an intensive training regime, but prior to the challenge, she had not swum more than 100m of butterfly.
Other participants donated to Movember, Motor Neurone Disease WA and Syrian refugees through Oxfam.
Vic Paul challenged his fellow swimmers Louise Cole, Kristy Brackstone, Anna Eisenhauer and Alison Farmer to a marathon medley and donated $100 to each of their charities of choice.