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18 April 2017

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Always Swimming For A Cause - Madswimmer News April 2017

Hello Madswimmer Family and Friends

 

It’s very nearly Easter, and while we haven’t done any major swims yet, we have certainly been very busy. Our very big news this month is the invitation to represent Madswimmer in May, in a inter-nation swim in Mexico – read more further down …

Our Madswimmers have shown their mettle in a few local swims in the last month or so. We represented at the Parktown Boys fundraiser – in aid of Guild Cottage on the 3rd Feb . We had swimmers in the Midmar Mile and the Sanlam Mile in Cape Town in February and three in the invitational Hollard Daredevil run (in their speedos) in March. We also had some really special handovers to a selection of our charities – donations amounting to nearly R200k – to Guild Cottage, and Miles for Mercia.

We also have the incredibly exciting news on the Pan-American swim that two of our swimmers have been invited to participate in – https://www.panamericancolibriswim.com – Jean Craven and Neil Macaskill.

The swim, scheduled for the 5th May 2017, is a global initiative, bringing together 12 swimmers from South Africa, USA, Mexico, New Zealand and Israel. The team will be swimming for the Colibri Centre for Human Rights – a foundation that works tirelessly to end migrant death and the related suffering of families along the US-Mexico border. 10kms across the border between Imperial Beach in California, USA and Tijuana, Mexico in the Pacific Ocean – the swim was inspired by the incredible Dead Sea Swim completed last year.

https://youtu.be/WtrlqC2BvS0

Follow us on Social Media for live updates and details during the countdown to the swim, and on the day itself. Epic.

On the cards for the rest of

Balearic Island Swim

(31st August – 3 rd September 2017)

  • A stunning 100km, 4-day challenge in the middle of the Mediterranean
  • Costs to be confirmed
  • Swimmers will need to link onto Back-a-Buddy for their donations to charity

To enter contact:

The Bazaruto Archipelago Challenge

(28 October 2017)

  • An estimated 30km swim, covering the length of Bazaruto Island in Mozambique.
  • Costs to be confirmed
  • Swimmers will need to link onto Back-a-Buddy for their donations to charity

To enter contact:

The Orange River Dash

(25 November 2017)

  • A sunrise to sunset swim in the Orange River
  • Costs to be confirmed
  • Swimmers will need to link onto Back-a-Buddy for their donations to charity

To enter contact:

The Great White Shark Swim

(9 December 2017 - TBC)

  • Ultra long distant, fast current swim near Port Shepstone
  • Costs to be confirmed
  • Swimmers will need to link onto Back-a-Buddy for their donations to charity

To enter contact:

We reported in our last newsletter that we ended 2016 on an amazing R1.5mill raised for our charities – we know, with this incredible swims, your support and the commitment of our great swimmers, this year’s target of R2mill is definitely within reach.

A bit about us:

To those unfamiliar with our brand, Madswimmer is a proudly SA organisation involved with daring open water swims to raise funds for children. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but constantly push the boundaries to do more.

Meet the MADDIES

Jean Craven, swimmer and founder, www.madswimmer.com

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