3 weeks ago we set a goal to raise $3,000 for the wildlife in Australia. The last week in January LIAC swimmers swam well over 10,000 yards and challenged themselves in different ways. Their efforts made a difference. Today we are proud and excited to announce that we have achieved our initial goal 6 times over! Long Island Aquatic Club and Long Island Swim School combined to raise $20,000 for WIRES Wildlife Rescue and the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia.
While the number is exciting, we are excited that so many of the ATHLETES got behind the cause. 290 of you to be exact! Your caps, posters, outfits, and enthusiasm brought so much more to this effort than just a dollar sign. Your caring attitude and eagerness to get behind this cause was remarkable. As swimmers, we team up in our lanes to train, and behind the blocks to race, but it's nice to know that we can team up to do incredible things outside the pool as well. So congrats LIAC, and thank you to the team behind the swimmers who donated. We couldn't be prouder!
Congrats to Cavan Gormsen (14) who earned her first Olympic Trials cut over the weekend at the Jim Wood invitational at Rutgers University. Cavan's cut came in the 400 meter freestyle with a time of 4:16.51. Cavan is LIAC's 7th 2020 Olympic Trial Qualifier. LIAC and Long Island Swim School are proud of Cavan for working her way through the program to Omaha! Congrats Cavan!
Through the month of January Long Island Aquatic Club is swimming in support of Australian wildlife. Australia is suffering through unprecedented bushfires. Ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in New South Wales alone and over 1 billion animals in Australia since September. Long Island Aquatic Club wants to help.
Australia may be 9,929 miles from New York but our swimmers are going to swim 10,000 yards to make a difference. Each member of LIAC will have the opportunity to accept a challenge. Please support your athlete with a donation that will benefit WIRES.
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organization in Australia. They are passionate about supporting smaller volunteer organization in the wildlife sector with the same mission, as well as Universities, Veterinary Associations and other leading scientific and environmental groups.
You can use the ‘Give Now’ Button to make your donation as your athlete accepts the challenge to Swim for Australian Wildlife. Please share this page with family and friends. Donations are due by January 31, 2020.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! We hope to make a difference for the wildlife in Australia!
Long Island Aquatic Club