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Piranhas lead national Swim-A-Thon campaign

The annual Swim-A-Thon is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Grande Prairie Piranhas, and this year, it could mean a vacation for one of their swimmers.

As extra motivation, Coordinator Liza Richer explains the top fundraiser from across Canada will win a 5-thousand dollar travel credit.

“We had a couple girls that raised close to $2,000. It was great; everybody just really went after it this year; it was awesome.”

So far, the club has raised more than $27,000 through pledges before swimming 200 laps or for two hours straight.

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By mid-March they had raised the most of any club in the country.

The funds go towards keeping fees lower and pool, travel, and extra training costs.

Donations are being accepted until the end of May.

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