School friends come together to tackle Rottnest Channel Swim for MND


Penny Grant and Imogen Prevost will head over from Bondi to join the MND-eep Sea Swimmers in the Rottnest Channel Swim.
Penny Grant and Imogen Prevost will head over from Bondi to join the MND-eep Sea Swimmers in the Rottnest Channel Swim.

FROM Bondi to Cottesloe, distance has proved no barrier for four swimmers as they train for the Rottnest Channel Swim.

Penny Grant, Imogen Prevost, Alex Crompton and Mimi Crompton, together the MND-eep Sea Swimmers, are aiming to raise the profile of motor neurone disease by taking on the 20km challenge.

“Back in our school days, we swum for PLC, MLC and St. Hilda’s respectively, and between us we’ve continued to keep our passion for swimming,” Ms Grant said.

“We’ve always really wanted to do the swim together, and 2018 is our year.”

Alex Crompton and Mimi Crompton from Cottesloe have been training to tackle the Rottnest Channel Swim.

While Ms Grant and Ms Prevost are now based in Bondi and the Crompton sisters are in Cottesloe, the split team were able to have time to train together over Christmas.

“It’s been challenging at times on different sides of the country, but being in pairs has made sure we keep an eye on each other’s training routine,” Ms Grant said.

The team are dedicated to raising awareness and funds towards their cause.

“Neale Daniher’s story is one that is really close to home for all of us, and watching his incredible spirit fight through this disease is an inspiration and motivation enough for us to get to Rotto,” she said.

The women have currently raised more than $4000 towards their $5000 target.

To find out more and donate, head to https://rottnestchannelswim18.everydayhero.com/au/mnd-eep-swimmers.

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