Thornton swimmers make a splash at the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes’ swimathon.
In a strong turnout from the school, this year we entered five teams of swimmers in the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes’ charity swimathon at Stantonbury Leisure Centre. Since its first outing in 1994, the annual event has raised £467,000 for local charities and other good causes supported by Rotary International.
A six-strong team of girls from Years 5 and 6, plus another four teams from the Senior School, had to swim as many lengths as possible in one hour in a relay style with sponsorship money going towards the likes of Milton Keynes Hospital, Willen Hospice and Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Between them, the teams completed a grand total of 668 lengths. Special mention must go to our four-strong team of Year 9s, ‘Thorntonian Flippers’, (Tyler L-S, Isabella C, Molly L and Kalista D’S) who swam an amazing 148 lengths in the allocated timeslot.