Macquarie Park’s Ruralco Reefers have taken out the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim Overall Team Trophy at the Sydney Aquatic Centre at the weekend.
Competing at the two-day event, which raises funds for people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, the Reefers fought through sleep deprivation, cold water and injuries to achieve one of their most successful efforts in ten years of competition.
Reefers captain, Steven Millar, said he couldn’t be prouder of the way his two teams continued to compete in the face of adversity.
“We had 27 swimmers from across the Ruralco network who, despite various ailments and fatigue, battled through the night to post one of our best performances in years,” Mr. Millar said.
“Right now, I couldn’t be prouder of this team and their never-say-die attitude.”
The Reefers teams 1 and 2 swam a total of 144km and raised $21,500 for Multiple Sclerosis which, according to Mr. Millar, was above expectations.
“This has been an outstanding effort from Ruralco to achieve this amount, I don’t think anyone could have predicted the level of support we have received this year,” Mr Millar said.
Since their debut at the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim back in 2010, The Reefers have raised approximately $176,000 and swam a total of 1,062kms.