Swim for a cause

Charlie Paganin with event co-ordinator Bill Kirby.
Charlie Paganin with event co-ordinator Bill Kirby.

The 17-year-old Christ Church Grammar School student, who has autism, will swim alongside about 50 teams of students from years 5-12 in the relay race for Autism West.

Former Olympian Bill Kirby will be MC at the event and present the cup to the fastest school team.

‘What sets the event apart from the average swimming event is that is has a really strong family and community tie,’ Mr Kirby said.

‘Because there are no individual superstars it’s all about doing well in their team, having fun with mates and raising money.

About $900,000 has been raised for autism services since the event started in 2008.

For more information or to donate, visit www.autismwest. org.au.