Get behind Cooma Swimathon

Cooma-Monaro Express journalists Elena Guarracino and Kirrily Carberry are getting behind this year's YMCA Swimathon, by taking part in the national fundraising event this Sunday.

The pair were inspired to get their cossies on this Sunday at Cooma Festival Swimming Pool after learning of the story of Cooma's Corby sisters in Tueday's Express.

Three of the four sisters, Alyssa, Sharni and Darcy have autism and through funds raised from the 2012 Swimathon , they received swimming lessons at the pool.

Alyssa, 9, along with her sister Jamieson 8, who doesn't have autism, are both taking part in the swim.

Although it's been a long time since they have been in the pool, both Elena and Kirrily thought it would be a good idea to dive in and help out too.

They are aiming to swim 100 laps between them - or 2.5 kilometres.

They have set themselves a target to raise $300, but are hoping to raise more.

Every dollar counts with $15 providing one learn-to-swim lesson for a child with a disability.

To sponsor the Express team head to www.everydayhero.com.au/the_express.

Cooma swimmer Jacob Suthern is leading the national tally having so far raised more than $2,700.

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Cooma's Corby sisters inspire community

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