SINGAPORE: A new record has been set in the Singapore Book of Records for the most number of laps swam in six hours at this year's SAFRA Swim For Hope.
More than 400 NSmen and their families got together to complete 22,637 laps to keep fit and raise funds for the Community Chest.
Organised by SAFRA Tampines for the third year, the charity swim also saw 43 father-and-child pairs take part in a new segment that is meant to promote bonding between the pair.
In a statement, SAFRA said S$20,000 was raised through the event, and the funds will benefit children with special needs and youths at risk through three beneficiaries of the Community Chest.
They include Grace Orchard School, Association for Persons with Special Needs Katong School and the Youth Guidance Outreach Services Experiential Learning and Mentoring Programme (Woodlands). - CNA/ac
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