On Friday, the 19th of April 2013 all us TY's and the LCVP students participated in the Ian Daly, Swim a Mile with a Smile! It is a charity swim for Child Cancer Care and half the money raised from Sponsorship goes to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin and Barretstown. This year marked the 10th Anniversary for the swim.
That morning we all came into school with our P.E tracksuits on and ready to swim! We organised ourselves into different groups and each group had a counter, to count the amount of lengths every team does. Our team was myself, Juliette, Ciara and Lauren was our counter. When we arrived at the National Aquatic Centre we had a brief talk from Brian Daly and then it was time to swim, swim, swim!!
When we got out onto the banks of the pool we all began our swim, we all did really well and had a really great time! I was so tired after the first few (I'm not the fittest!) but then took a quick break and got into the groove of it! We did a good bit over a mile and we were all delighted! After the swim, we all got Swim a Mile t-shirts and got a big group picture.
After a change of clothes( some quicker than others) we headed over to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre for a bit of shopping and some food! It was really good fun! We all had a great time.
I really enjoyed Swim a Mile and it made you feel really good because you are doing something good for charity and it helps you get fit too!