Girls with Sole and the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River will be the beneficiaries of support from the sixth annual Swim-a-Thon on March 13 at the Rocky River Recreation Center pools from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Swimmers or those wishing to make a pledge should contact Harlan Radford, Rotarian and event coordinator, at The recreation facility is located at 21012 Hilliard Blvd.

Last year, nearly $3,000 was raised for the two organizations. Eighteen swimmers participated. Additionally, there were 10 volunteers who provided supervision and registration sign-in and students from Rocky River High School who served as life guards and received service hours credits.

Girls with Sole is a Rocky River non-profit that is committed to providing programs to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who are at risk or have experienced abuse of any kind. Rotary is a worldwide organization that fosters the ideal of service, assisting people locally and across the globe.

Additional information on these two organizations can be found at and