MORE than 50 Mindarie students will take to the water for the annual Busselton Jetty Swim next month.
Quinns Baptist College has been training a squad of 53 current and 10 past students, as well as nine teachers, to take part in the event on February 12.
They are being led by coach Ian Bower and assistant coaches Megan Quick and Sam Smoothy, former students who were part of the school’s first team for the swim in 2013.
Principal Tel Williams said the school encouraged students to challenge themselves through open- water distance swimming.
“It is fantastic to see our graduates and older students mentor and encourage younger squad members, and the whole weekend represents a fantastic opportunity for our students to build new friendships and experience something they will never forget,” he said.
“It is very evident that the swim and the weekend of activities have positive outcomes for our students as each individual overcomes challenges and conquers their goals and dreams.
“The inclusive community-based Busselton Jetty Swim event embraces all of the values that we endeavour to instil in our students.”
The team will also compete in the Busselton half-marathon and take part in other associated activities, including the free concert and lunch.