Swimming Canada Announces Winners For 2018 Swim-A-Thon Campaign

Swimming Canada has announced the grand prize winners for their 2018 Swim-A-Thon campaign, recognized as the top fundraisers from across the country.

Dunya Ishola from the Chena Swim Club was the top individual fundraiser with a total of $4,165. For her efforts she wins a $3,500 travel credit to take her family on a trip anywhere they choose. The credit can be used on airfare or hotel nights.

The Vancouver Pacific Swim Club from British Columbia was the top fundraising club overall with $60,675, and the top fundraising club per registered competitive swimmer was the Crest Swim Club from Ontario with $16,705 raised from just 50 registered swimmers. Each of these winning teams will receive a visit from a National Team member later this fall.

Top Swim Club Fundraisers

  1. Vancouver Pacific Swim Club, $60,675
  2. Toronto Swim Club, $55,645
  3. Killarney Swim Club, $15,960
  4. Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club, $15,560
  5. Natation Samak, $12,620
  6. Fredericton Aquanauts Swim Team, $11,015
  7. Saskatoon Goldfin Swimming Club, $10,610
  8. Manitoba Marlins Swim Club, $10,595

Top Individual Fundraisers by Province

  1. Dunya Ishola, $4,165, BC
  2. Rachel Nguyen, $4,050, ON
  3. Aidan Doucet, $2,475, NS
  4. Aiden Luykenaar, $1,495, AB
  5. Lance Healey, $1,100, MB
  6. Hans Li Ying Pin, $1,255, QC
  7. Olivia Cummins, $2,025, NB
  8. Ini Lawale, $1,030, SK

The Swim-a-Thon Program supports local swimming programs in communities across Canada. Swimming Canada commits 90% of the funds raised to promote and finance swimming programs of all levels in the local community of the participant. To read more about the Swim-a-Thonclick here.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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