Members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club pose for a team photo during the club’s annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday.

Members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club pose for a team photo during the club’s annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday.

Blue Fins host Swim-A-Thon fundraiser

The Williams Lake Blue Fins annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser was another big splash.

The Williams Lake Blue Fins annual Swim-A-Thon fundraiser was another big splash.

WLBF head coach Chad Webb said it was attended by almost 50 swimmers.

“Before most of the town had got out of bed on Sunday morning, most of the younger swimmers had completed more than a kilometre, while the older swimmers rattled off a brisk five-kilometre swim in a little over an hour,” he said.

Swimmers had up to 120 minutes to complete as many laps of the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool as they could, up to a maximum of five kilometres.

“We had some first-year swimmers doing more than two kilometres and some six year olds swimming up to and past one kilometre,” Webb said.

The event was followed by a breakfast and a showing of a movie at Paradise Cinemas, which also joined in the event in helping the club have fun and raise money.

So far, Webb said the top fundraisers are: Leif Brandson (first), Danika Robson (second), Keanna Saunders (third), Taylor Fitzgerald (fourth), Abbigail Webb (fifth, tied), Emersyn Sanford (fifth, tied) and Lucca Calebrese (sixth).