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Water Rats raise more than $41,000 for Typhoon relief

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Published 10:02 am, Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat swim team raised more than $41,000 as part of "Swim for the Philippines," a five-hour event held on Nov. 27 to benefit Save the Children's Typhoon Haiyan relief fund according to a press release. Family Y officials presented the proceeds to Save the Children.

More than 150 Water Rat members, aged 6 to 18, took part in the effort. Swimmers 9 and over pushed themselves to see how many laps they could swim in 60 minutes while younger swimmers swam for 30 minutes.

Top fundraisers included Justin Krakoff ($3,784), Annie Bowens ($3,530), Max Wimer ($3,175), Emmet Adams ($2,155) and Ethan Gross ($2,154).

Staples senior Jonathan Blansfield completed the most laps (232) , followed by Daniel Williams, who swam 228 laps. Cambell Rosow led the charge among the younger swimmers, completing 70 laps.

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