Swimmers complete 3,827 laps in two hours


Members of the St. Paul Barracudas swim club swam an impressive 3,827 laps on Thursday afternoon, which equals 97 km, completed by just 40 kids.

The annual swim-a-thon raises funds for the club, and challenges young athletes to complete as many laps as they can within two hours.

Even the youngest swimmers, who were barely school-aged, offered some impressive performances. The older, more experienced swimmers completed up to 200 laps in the two-hour time frame.

According to results from the event, Catianna Culham, Alex Ryning, and Ashlynn Trefenanko all managed to hit the 200-lap mark on Thursday.

A number of other club members broke the 100-mark, including the following:

Nick Bromberger – 120

Kayley Hannin – 130

Eve Michaud – 118

Kori Kozicki – 130

Marla Sachko – 140

Grace Burton – 130

Morgan Nickel – 196

Lizzy Nickel – 110

Kaydence Hunter – 146

Alexa Labrie – 104

Trish Labrie – 104

Katie Ryning – 114

Laura Ryning – 108

Shawn Lysons – 144

Savannah Fontaine – 102

Mercedes Trefenanko – 188

A total amount fundraised through the swim-a-thon had yet to be calculated.


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