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Tae (4) with her swimming coach Nick Johnson
Water baby, Tae Smith, took on the mammoth challenge of swimming 2,000m in an attempt to break the British record by a 4 year old. On Saturday, 23rd July at The Broadstone Leisure Centre, Tae, watched by a very enthusaiastic crowd of family, friends and well-wishers achieved her goal by swimming 102 lengths in 1hour 36 minutes, and raised over a whopping £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support at the same time.
This beat her previous swim of 4 weeks previous when she first managed to swim 2,000m in 2 hours 5 minutes; beating her previous time by a huge 29 minutes. Her teacher, Nick Johnson, noticed her talent at her first lesson telling Tae's mum, Trezan, 'This child is a total natural.'
Tae decided to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as she lost her grandmother to cancer a year ago. If you would like to contribute towards Tae's challenge, please donate on Just Giving using the followng link: http://www.justgiving.com/Tae-Smith|
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