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Watertown Rotary’s ‘Swimarathon’ to raise money Saturday for polio eradication

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The Watertown Rotary Club is once again raising donations for the Rotary Foundation to pay for polio vaccinations in an effort to eradicate the disease.

This year’s annual Swimarathon, now in its 10th year, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Watertown High School pool, 1335 Washington St.

The fundraising effort is in response to a challenge set forth by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International, where donations amassed for Rotary International will be matched. Participating swimmers are asked to seek out donations from friends, neighbors and fellow Rotarians, all of whom will be matched by the foundation on a 3-to-1 basis.

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