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Swimmers make a splash for Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe Muskoka

Sarah Hornby celebrated 40th birthday by clocking fastest time in 4-kilometre swim

Sarah Hornby celebrated her 40th birthday in style Saturday, as she clocked the best time in the four-kilometre Sun City Swim, a fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka (CACSM).

More than two dozen participants left the dock at Fern Resort Saturday and swam across Lake Couchiching to support CACSM.

Officials said this year's event raised $12,000. The top fundraiser was Wil Wegman, who brought in $2,800 in pledges.

Reece Stayen finished first in the one-kilometre swim.

Here are the results from the four-kilometre event:

Sarah Hornby 1:1:50

Sarah Bakker 1:5:34

David Funnell 1:6:58

Marilyn Smart 1:7:44

Tom Beyfuss 1:8:31

Maddie Silvester 1:9:08

Jonathan McMillan 1:9:58

Jack Beyfuss 1:12:48

Wil Wegman 1:20:46

Willum Kelly 1:27:08

Adam Lusted 1:27:28

Evangeline Cooke 1:27:32

Anne Dockendorff 1:27:42

Toby Gorman 1:28:12

Owen Wagner 1:28:21

Katie Heckendorn 1:30:40

Nathan Mcclinchey 1:33:55

Brenda Jenkins 1:34:59

Paul Regan 1:37:19

Kristyn Madrick 1:40:01

Doug Roy 1:59:10

The Sun City Swim was started by Brenda Jenkins 27 years ago. Once again this year, Jenkins completed the swim.

“I'm grateful that I'm able to do it still,” Jenkins told OrilliaMatters earlier this summer. “I'm excited that the legacy is continuing and it's still alive and well.”

The amount raised this year was not quite as great as last year when the event generated almost $15,000. 

“That money directly supports the kids within this community," said Tracey Carter, executive director of the CACSM.

The CACSM supports youth, children and their families who have experienced physical or sexual abuse.