Tuc-el-Nuit students complete aquathon

Tuc-el-Nuit students complete aquathon

Boys take off down Rotary Beach during today's "splash and dash" aquathon. From left are Nathael Collerette-Reza, Tavyen Michels, Teoh Ransinangue-Novak, Chris Fraser, and Jim Babuik. (Photo by Lyonel Doherty)
Maddie Hodgson (left) and
Sarah Saysomsack lead this group of girls in today’s aquathon at Rotary Beach. (Photo by Lyonel Doherty)

You’ve heard of “dine and dash.” But what about “splash and dash?”

That’s what Tuc-el-Nuit students did today at Rotary Beach, the venue for the school’s third annual “splash and dash” aquathon.

Students raced into the water and ran along the beach before scrambling to get their socks and shoes to start running on nearby roads.

Students from the EPIC program at Southern Okanagan Secondary School volunteered to help keep the pupils safe by controlling traffic.

Don’t be surprised if you see some of these pupils compete in future triathlons.