The 24-hour swimathon to support Berkeley’s June ballot Measure C—a bond measure to save, rehabilitate and improve the city’s public pools—kicked off at sunrise today.
The first ones to create a splash was Berkeley Aquatic Masters (BAM!).
Thirty players from the Cal Men’s Water Polo Team showed up at 8:15 a.m.—at which point the event had already raised $2,700.
One of the swimmers completed 5,500 meters.
At 1 p.m., the team had raised over $7,124. Jean, a 84-year-old swimmer, raised $600.
For more information on the campagn visit www.berkeleypools.org/support-your-pools.html