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In the swim of things
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Effingham Y swim team members hit the pool to raise money for the Y's LiveStrong program. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue

Swimmers from the Effingham YMCA swim team held a swimathon last Wednesday, all in an effort to raise money for the Y’s LIveStrong program.

Swimmers taking part in the Swim Strong event had to take laps in the Y pool for 30 minutes nonstop. The goal was to raise $4,000 and sponsor eight cancer survivors in the LiveStrong program. T-shirt sales proceeds also went toward the effort. Thirty-three swimmers took part in the event.