Water Rats raise more than $41,000 for Typhoon relief
Published 10:02 am, Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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.