Marauders swimmers stroke non-pool projects


Not all athletic efforts can be defined as wins and losses. Nor are they achieved in the heat of competition.

The McMaster Marauder swimming teams took time out of their hectic training schedule during the past two months to participate in a number of volunteer and fundraising initiatives.

The McMaster swimming team helps clean up Hamilton's waterfront.  (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

The McMaster swimming team helps clean up Hamilton’s waterfront. (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

They included a shoreline-cleanup effort along Hamilton’s waterfront and ongoing programming at the Ronald McDonald House. Marauder swimmers continue to volunteer in conjunction with the McMaster Athletes Care organization, spending time mentoring Hamilton’s inner-city youth.

In addition, Marauder swimmers held a group fundraiser and “Kidney Swim” earlier this month as a partner project of the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s “Kidney Walk” program.

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The team raised $1,064 for research relating to kidney failure, as part of the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s combined total of $752,722 to date.