Richmond Aquatic Centre Aquathon


Over twenty people slipped into their togs and jumped in the pool, ready for a marathon workout amongst dozens of pink balloons.

The Richmond Aquatic Centre hosted a continuous two-hour aqua aerobics class as part of a worldwide aquathon to raise money for breast cancer.

Aerobics Instructor, Lee Cooper was really pleased with the turnout.

“It’s good to see as much support as we’ve got and we’re all having heaps of fun,” says Lee, dancing and jumping around to the music.

12-year-old Jared Carston undoubtedly won best dressed, donning a pink wig, glasses, bowtie and suspenders over his togs.

“I came down with my nan to support breast cancer and it’s actually really fun,” says Jared.

Richmond Aquatic Centre’s Marketing and Administration Coordinator Crystal Gaiger says it’s great to see so many people show their support.

“Hopefully they all last the full two hours,” says Crystal.

“Our instructors have all kindly donated their time, we’ve donated the pool space and resources and then we’ve had some really good sponsors on board like Raeward Fresh and Coca-Cola keeping our guys fuelled for the day.”

The event cost $10 per person with all of the proceeds going directly to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.