Swim marathon raises $6,350

July 8, 2014 

Maxwell Tuggle and Martha Parmentier-VanAman after completing 200 laps at the Yosemite High School pool.


More than 10,000 laps in the Yosemite High School, the equivalent of 80 miles, swimming by members of the Yosemite Marlins Swim Club during their June 23 inaugural swim-a-thon, to raise money for the non-profit swim team. The swimmers had pledges and then had up to two hours to complete a maximum of 200 laps (three miles).

The 50-member team met and exceeded their fundraising goal, raising $6,350.

At 57, Martha Parmentier-VanAman was the oldest swimmer supporting the team and completing 200 laps, while Maxwell Tuggle, 7, was the youngest swimmer to complete 200 laps.

"We want to thank everyone in the community that supported the team," said Coach Jules Tuggle. "This will allow our new and rapidly expanding team to buy much needed equipment."

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