Kellie Caruana gets set for a lap of backstroke.
Kellie Caruana gets set for a lap of backstroke. BUNSWIM

Team succeeds in mission for the Barrier Reef

THE loggerheads of a human kind have succeeded in doing their part for the Great Barrier Reef, swimming more 40km.

The group of former Olympians, triathletes, surf lifesavers, cross-fitters, politicians, along with everyday people, joined forces to swim laps of the Anzac Pool to help save the reef.

The Burnett Loggerheads swam continuously for 12 hours on Saturday to raise money and awareness in the Swim for the Reef campaign.

Team member Melinda Fichera said the event was successful and they managed to reach their goal.

"Our team's target was $700, which we actually managed to hit thanks to some last-minute donations from Paul Simms and his national squad team," she said.

She said the team was still tallying the final total and they expected more to roll in over the next couple of days.

"Donations are being accepted up until Friday," she said.



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