Most days, the Westport Family Y and Staples pools are filled with swimmers doing their own thing. Adults doggedly do laps to keep fit; Water Rats train hard for upcoming meets.
Next Tuesday they’ll swim with even more purpose. Three weeks after the horrific earthquake, a Staples boys and girls swim team/Y Water Rat “Swim for Haiti” event will raise money for Save the Children’s relief efforts. The event takes place at Staples (starting at 2:30 p.m.), and the Y’s 2 pools (3:30-7:30 p.m.).
Masters swimmers are also welcome.
Swimmers are urged to arrive early and stay late to cheer other swimmers. The Water Rats Parents’ Club will provide snacks and drinks.
In 2005, the Water Rats raised nearly $19,000 for Save the Children’s tsunami relief efforts. Their goal this year is to earn more. “06880” is sure they’ll do swimmingly.
(Click here for more details, including distances to be swum and solicitation sheets for pledges.)