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Last lap for Buona Vista Swimming Complex

Published on Mar 1, 2014 6:52 AM
Mr Cheng Yoon Kong, 83, taking part in the charity swim at the swimming complex yesterday. The retired technician, who is a regular there, swam 26 laps in an hour. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

On its last day of operations, the pool lanes at the 38-year-old Buona Vista Swimming Complex were packed with swimmers splashing and churning, as the community held a final swim for charity.

More than 220 swimmers showed up for the "Hasta la vista Buona Vista" pool party, swimming 8,642 laps and raising $6,800 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

Ten past and present lifeguards rounded the evening off by swimming a final lap.

Triathlete Dennis Quek, 51, one of a group of volunteers who organised the event, said: "Actually, we expected only about 50 or 60 people to show up."

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