Beth Prendergast (16) to brave 1km cold swim for Cystic Fibrosis

Mosman Park resident (16) Beth Prendergast will brave a 1km cold swim in the Swan River for Cystic Fibrosis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au
Mosman Park resident (16) Beth Prendergast will brave a 1km cold swim in the Swan River for Cystic Fibrosis. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au

MOSMAN Park resident Beth Prendergast likes a challenge and the 16-year-old is about to brave a freezing 1km swim in the Swan River for Cystic Fibrosis.

The Iona Presentation College student will take part in her first Dare to Care – Swim for Cystic Fibrosis event on August 17.

Beth will join an expected 50 people for a swim in the Swan River, completing a lap starting from Matilda Bay with a 500m loop north and back to raise funds for the life-threatening disorder.

The Year 11 student has been training at Fremantle Leisure Centre every Sunday in the lead-up to the swim and has already raised $950 for the cause through her GiveNow fundraising page.

“I love open water swims and when I saw it was going towards to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis I thought it would be fun to fundraise and put my skills to use,” she said.

Beth said she is not personally affected by Cystic Fibrosis, but knows friends who are sufferers.

“I’m always up for a challenge and I love swimming in the ocean so hopefully that will help me prepare,” she said.

Dare to Care – Swim for Cystic Fibrosis co-founder Caroline Claydon said every single cent raised would go to Conquer Cystic Fibrosis to fund research.

“Last year we raised $24,000 and it would be amazing if we could double it this year,” she said.

To donate to Beth’s fundraising page visit https://bit.ly/2XHy1Lf.