Char­ity the win­ner of marathon med­ley

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

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.

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