The Campus High School boys’ swim and dive team will host its annual fundraiser, Swim To A Wish Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1. This year marks the first year Campus will be joined by four high schools; Derby, Great Bend, Newton and Salina Swim Teams to raise money for Make-A-Wish® Kansas.
The event has five team members swimming 100 miles. The swimmers will begin Friday afternoon and continue throughout the weekend until they complete the 100 miles, anticipated to be the afternoon of Sunday, March 1st.
The five teammates will swim in relay race form. Each swimmer will complete 71 lengths of the pool before tagging the next swimmer who will then swim 71 lengths, equal to one mile. The swimmers swim continuously until each one completes 20 miles, resulting in 100 total miles! Only one swimmer will be in the water at a time.
Each school received a challenge grant to raise $5,000 to grant a wish for a child in or near their community. Schools that meet the $5,000 challenge will receive a $5,000 matched donation on behalf of a Make-A-Wish donor. To make a donation to any one of the five schools go to www.crowdrise.com/SwimtoaWish