Margaret Mullan, aged 73, has achieved what she set out to do by completing a solo non-stop one-hour swim for charity at Stanmore Bay Pool (HM April 4).
She began her swim at 11am on Tuesday, May 10, completing 72 laps comfortably in an hour, non-stop.
Independent witnesses Sally Shaw and Judy and Graham Browne counted and confirmed the lanes swum.
The swim was to raise funds for Rotary and Inner Wheel. Sponsorship is still coming in and final figures are yet to be confirmed, but more than $3000 has been raised to date, including $500 from Generation Homes.
Margaret says there were also generous donations from The Botanic, Whangaparāoa MP Mark Mitchell and friends and family.
Stanmore Bay Pool & Leisure Centre donated free use of its pool.
Rotary Swimarathon and Inner Wheel committees will meet shortly to decide on the distribution of the funds raised.