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Bulldogs Make a Big Splash with Haiti Relief Efforts

Bulldogs were top dogs in the “700 Miles to Haiti” swim-a-thon, bringing in the most money among NCAA Division III schools participating in the association’s fundraising campaign to help the island nation of Haiti after a devastating earthquake in January.

University swimmers raised just shy of $17,000 for the relief effort, which set a goal of swimming theequivalent 700-mile distance from Redlands to Haiti in the University’s Thompson Aquatic Center pool. The Bulldogs ultimately doubled their goal swimming the distance to Haiti, and back.

“We should be very proud of that,” said Chris Walker, the University’s NCAA faculty athletic representative. He praised student athletes, staff, faculty and students who took part in the two-week effort, spearheaded by the Swimming and Diving Program and Coach Leslie Whittemore, who partnered with the Community Service Learning Office.

Bulldogs were top dogs in the “700 Miles to Haiti” swim-a-thon, bringing in the most money among NCAA Division III schools participating in the association’s fundraising campaign to help the island nation of Haiti after a devastating earthquake in January.

University swimmers raised just shy of $17,000 for the relief effort, which set a goal of swimming theequivalent 700-mile distance from Redlands to Haiti in the University’s Thompson Aquatic Center pool. The Bulldogs ultimately doubled their goal swimming the distance to Haiti, and back.

“We should be very proud of that,” said Chris Walker, the University’s NCAA faculty athletic representative. He praised student athletes, staff, faculty and students who took part in the two-week effort, spearheaded by the Swimming and Diving Program and Coach Leslie Whittemore, who partnered with the Community Service Learning Office.

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