Swimming for a splash park

Sophia Snyder, 5, swims Saturday at the LIFE Community Center Pool as 24-hour Swim-A-Thon fundraiser volunteers track laps at the end of the lanes. Snyder swam 76 laps Friday night and 76 Saturday afternoon. Donated money went toward the Carbondale Park District capital campaign, which is in charge of building the Super Splash Outdoor Aquatic Center at the Super Block Athletic Complex. Sally Wright, a member of the aquatics advisory committee, said the $15,000 goal was met with 70 swimmers from ages 4 to 70. The Carbondale Park District received a $2.5 million grant for the project and needs to raise $900,000 by February.


Sarah Schneider-Daily Egyptian

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