The Cordelta Crocs, a group of 10 Deltoids and friends, swam for 24 hours straight for MS Australia’s Mega Swim at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Along with 26 other teams, more than $130,000 was raised for MS Australia’s ‘Go for Gold’ Scholarship program. ‘Go for Gold’ scholarships are awarded to people living with Multiple Sclerosis achieve their dreams in a broad range of categories including education, travel, sport, music, the arts and employment.
Natalie McInerney was team captain of the Crocs. “This is the second year Cordelta has participated in the Mega Swim event. My father has the disease so this is something close to my heart, and it’s great to see so many people that are not affected by the disease getting involved to raise the money and give up a weekend for such a great cause,” said Natalie.
Natalie swam during the grueling overnight shift. “This year we had a modest team of 10. With a couple of late withdrawals due to injury and sickness we had to rely on last minute recruiting.”
Natalie couldn’t be prouder of her team. “The general guts of the team is what got us through the 24 hours. Special recognition goes to David Simmons, and his lovely wife Cynthia. With a last minute withdrawal, Dave and I were left to carry out the night shift. Cynthia stayed with us the whole night to count lap and it just made the night a lot easier for us. All in all we swam 43.8 km. Great effort guys and thanks for helping such a great cause!”
Special thanks goes to the team members, lap counters, staff, friends and family who sponsored the Cordelta Crocs and MS Australia. More than $2,100 was raised by the team.
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