Dear Madswimmer Family and Friends
2019 is well underway, bringing with it a (nearly) new year of adventure, and great opportunity to make a difference.
Looking back on last year, we had some of our best swims ever – four incredible adventures with our Madswimmer team getting both national and international press coverage on a couple of them …
LAST YEARS GOALS
- The Orange River Adventure – March 2018 raised over R80k for Swim4Sadie.
- Dassen Island Challenge – May 2018 – watch the swim
- Kilwa Island Swim – October 2018 – the first of it’s kind – with possibly our biggest team yet!
- Antarctica Ice Challenge – November 2018 – definitely the most epic swim of the year! Samantha Whelpton, Ram Barkai, Jean Craven and Clinton le Sueur joined the team of 14 swimmers (from all over the world) in the first official 1km ice swim event in minus 1.4 degree Antarctic waters. Watch the highlights
NEXT BIG SWIMS
And this year brings more of the same – the amazing challenges we’ve put together for 2019 include a river swim and two island swims – covering all bases!
Keiskamma River Swim – April 2019
Cambodia Adventure – September 2019
Madagascar Island Hop – November 2019
We were incredibly proud to find some very familiar names in the 2018 Top 50 Most Adventurous Men – Open Water Swimmers awards in Jan – see who you can recognise HERE
And not to be outdone – one of our own in the 2018 Top 50 Most Adventurous Woman – Open Water Swimmers HERE
2019 sets to be an amazing year – and here’s a reminder of why we do what we do … #swimforacause