WATCH: Swim school lapping up donations for Relay for Life

THE students and parents at Terri's Swim School have opened their hearts, and their wallets to participate in this year's Relay for Life.

Already they've raised more than $2000 from selling tickets to number boards and a swim-a-thon.

This year is the first time the team has taken part in the Cancer Council fundraiser.

Swim school owner Terri Read said it was a privilege to raise money for the cause.

SWIM-A-THON: Minada Gunaratne, 11, Tristen McClure, 11, Lilly McClure, 9, Tori Eddy,13, Samantha Pardoen, 9, Lily Orgill, 11, Max Thornton, 12, and Joshua Hoare, 11, with coach Terri Read from Terri’s Swim School have raised more than $2000 for Relay for Life.
SWIM-A-THON: Minada Gunaratne, 11, Tristen McClure, 11, Lilly McClure, 9, Tori Eddy,13, Samantha Pardoen, 9, Lily Orgill, 11, Max Thornton, 12, and Joshua Hoare, 11, with coach Terri Read from Terri’s Swim School have raised more than $2000 for Relay for Life. Mike Richards

"We've had a lot of our staff's family or themselves have been touched by cancer.

"Our student's families have been touched by the disease in some way too," she said.

During the swim-a-thon 30 students swam laps continuously for 50 minutes.

She said some completed 190 laps.

The swim-a-thon alone raised $1300.

"The response has been huge, I was hoping to get $100 from it ... so it's just blown me away," she said.

Relay for Life will be held this weekend on the Chanel College Oval.

To register visit relayforlife.org.au.



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