The Shaker Modified Swimming and Diving Team held a “Mile Challenge” raising more than $1,700 for the Foundation. The event was held in honor of Stillwater Elementary School’s fourth-grader Sydney Reichart, who has CF and is the granddaughter of retired Shaker gym teacher Al Bartlett. Sydney (pictured in swim cap with kick board) joined the Shaker Team at the Challenge, which made it that much more meaningful for the team. “The kids were happy to participate in something that would help out other children and adults,” said Coach Leslie Kassel. The coaches were also thrilled to honor their former colleague. Fifty students in grades 7-9 participated in the event, which covered 68 lengths and 34 laps of the Olympic-sized pool.

Posted on:  September 8, 2010