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Great Shark Swim - 100km - Greig Bannatyne

Great Shark Swim - 100km - Greig Bannatyne

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This year we are using the Mighty Agulhas Current to give swimmers speed and we aim to do the fastest ever 100 km swim in one day (sunrise to sunset), starting 20 km offshore from Park Rynie to Port Edward.

This will be a world record fast swim and aims to create awareness of the alarmingly decreasing numbers of sharks. By swimming among these Apex Predators 12 and 15 hours, unprotected, we want to demonstrate humans are more likely to be killed by their kitchen toasters than being killed by a shark, while humans kill more than 100 million sharks annually, mostly for a really expensive soup in Asia.

Sharks are among Earth’s oldest forms of life. They have been around 200 million years before the first dinosaurs. Beside their icon status, the loss of sharks will have detrimental effects on the ecological stability of marine environment. Sharks are in real trouble and need all the help they can get.

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www.divingwithsharks.co.za   

www.wildlands.co.za  

Funds raised will benefit Madswimmer’s registered children’s charities.

Donations

  • Dec 02, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck Greig " - Sandra

  • Dec 01, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Have you wayched Jaws lately? " - Kevin

  • Nov 30, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck for this crazy challenge!!" - Mandy Silver

  • Nov 30, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck" - Junaid Brey

  • Nov 28, 2017 - R 360.00
  • "Wishing you all the best with your swim." - Robert Botes

  • Nov 27, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Make sure you hit the nose... Good Luck Mr Bannatyne... :-)" - Annesh Sahibdeen

  • Nov 27, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Greigo, remember to pack clothes for the trip back" - Ta and Scott

  • Nov 27, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are most definately a MAD swimmer but amazing! " - Dad & Mum

  • Nov 26, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Go ge 'em Sharks Greigls" - Paul G

  • Nov 24, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "This is an amazing cause - well done Greig" - Naria du Plessis

  • Nov 23, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "May we now call you "shark bait"...?" - Sarel

  • Nov 21, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Keep up the good work Greggles!!!! " - Tendai

  • Nov 20, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Go for it, you can do it" - Randy

  • Nov 20, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Please swim very fast...but I suspect the risk in this swim is far from "negible"!" - Clare

  • Nov 18, 2017 - R 550.00
  • "Swim faster then the fish" - Dent’s

  • Nov 13, 2017 - R 257.05
  • "Good luck Greig! " - Ryno

  • Nov 12, 2017 - USD $ 26.43
  • "Good luck Greig!" - Rob and Nena

  • Nov 07, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "DO NOT challenge the toaster statistic!!!!! Be safe!!" - Nanu and Papu

  • Nov 06, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "That’s epic, good luck!" - James Westoby

  • Nov 06, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Greig and team. Great effort." - Ross

  • Nov 06, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Go for it mad swimmer Greig and team" - The Bambers

  • Nov 06, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "Great cause! Good luck! " - Barry, Tori and Sadie

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 10 542.44

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00
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Madswimmer is a registered non-profit company consisting of individuals involved with daring open water swims to raise funds for children’s charities. They are established business men and women in their own right, but also do these extreme, adventurous swims. Take a look at some previous campaigns here to see how they managed to raise over $420000 over the past 7 years.