THE Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre is partnering with the Moree Amateur Swimming Club, Moree Triathlon Club and Moree Diggers Club to hold a community swim-a-thon and concert on Australia Day.
The fundraiser, which will feature international performer Andrea Mullens and be held at the centre, will help buy a shade for the Olympic-sized pool.
Event organiser Angela Walker said the idea was that swimmers sought sponsorship and tried to do as many laps as possible in a two-hour timeframe.
“This is a fun swimming challenge for everyone. By making every lap count by being sponsored, we can raise money to get some much-needed shade at the town pool,” Mrs Walker said.
Already there has been a lot of interest in the swim-a-thon.
Last Saturday several swimmers took to the water and did their laps early.
Visit www.moreesport.com.au for more information.