Esperance Unofficial Swimming Competition funds pace clock

Maddie McGrinder with the pool's new pace clock. Photo: Rachel McGrinder.

Maddie McGrinder with the pool's new pace clock. Photo: Rachel McGrinder.

A Year 9 Esperance Anglican Community School student has used the excess funds raised from the Esperance Unofficial Swimming Competition to help purchase a pace clock for the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre.

The community swimming event on June 3, organised by Big Picture student Maddie McGrinder, saw overwhelming support from local businesses and swimmers from across the Goldfields-Esperance region.

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After paying prizes and other costs associated with the event, there was $550 left over.

Maddie decided to use the funds towards the clock, which will help all swimmers with their fitness and training.

The Esperance Amateur Swim Club paid the $100 shortfall for the clock.

Local swimmer Jim MacMillan also supported the initiative by funding the installation costs.

Maddie thanked all the participants and sponsors of the swimming contest for their support.