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KILWA Ruins Swim 2018

KILWA Ruins Swim 2018

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27 OCTOBER 2018 ! The Madswimmers are doing it again! 

At its height, in the 14th century, Kilwa Kisiwani was the single most important trading centre on the East African coast and its ruins include a number of mosques,  a well-preserved Omani fortress, graves, and the remnants of a Great Palace that was, in its day, the largest permanent building in sub-Saharan Africa.

The swim is approximately 24km, starting at Songa Manara headland, crossing Kilwa Bay towards the North West, and finishing at the Kisiwani Ruins. Depending on conditions, the swim should take 7-9 hours

We will be supporting a few local charities on our platform. Please support this worthy cause benefiting and uplifting children in need!

Participants include: Michiel le Roux, Simon Lishman, Jean Craven, Emma Gough, Michelle Walford, Craig Herzberg, Francois du Toit, Penny Alison, Karen Graaff, Katherine Persson, John Dickerson, Troy Meyers, Alex Jansen, Nathalie Louge, John Butler, Alison Hartley, Marcelle Webber, Tyron Anderson, Jan Viviers, Andrew Ford, Kobie Odendaal, Hermien Odendaal, Dorothee Strachwitz, Chris Morgan, Nick Comano, Owen Shefzt,Chris Morgan. Kirsty Thompson, Nelson Cronyn, Rob Dunford 

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Donations

  • Oct 28, 2018 - USD $ 36.02
  • "Great effort, Dorothee!" - Karen

  • Oct 27, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Best of luck with the swim" - Steph, Eamon & Fiona

  • Oct 26, 2018 - USD $ 36.06
  • "Swim faster than the sharks" - Wylie

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck JC & Crew!" - Neil

  • Oct 26, 2018 - USD $ 72.13
  • "Good luck Nathalie & Greg! Stay safe!" - Stephanie & Adam

  • Oct 25, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Francois, Andrew, Troy - swim hard lads, its for the kids!! TPI" - TPI

  • Oct 25, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Ty Ty, Best of luck, we will be thinking of you!!! " - Sam and Che

  • Oct 24, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Ali, i'm so proud of the MERMAID you are becoming- packing more food than clothes! Have an awesome swim. FOMO!!!" - Sam

  • Oct 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Go Kat go!" - Tania Swanepoel

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Lekker Kobie en Miena, julle maak ons trots! " - Pieter and Alta Pienaar

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "All the best Alex - this is an amazing initiative you are apart of, the hard work and dedication is going to a good cause " - Manisha

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "You got this, Nathalie and Greg! I believe in you!" - Isabelle L

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck, Fran├žois. Make us all proud again! " - The Higgs Family

  • Oct 22, 2018 - USD $ 21.88
  • "Have a good swim" - Don Cason

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "A privilege to support this..." - Jan

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Owen - don't scare the fish!! ;) xxx" - Debbi Gregory

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Have a Good Swim Ali !!" - Dean, Shirley & Jen

  • Oct 22, 2018 - USD $ 145.88
  • "Good luck John D and the rest of the swimmers. Amazing effort." - Rob

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 3 691.24
  • "Let's go Kat!" - Windlab Tanzania

  • Oct 20, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Alex, this is awesome. Have an amazing swim." - Ings and Tristan

  • Oct 19, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck Owen and Andrew " - Jaki Fagan

  • Oct 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck, a great way to raise funds for very worthy causes" - Bridget

  • Oct 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Have a good time all and well done! " - Zani

  • Oct 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!! Pack enough myprodols and have fun. " - Chris L

  • Oct 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Madswimmers! This looks like an epic adventure - sad to be missing out. Enjoy the experience and fly the flag high! Channeling all the Def Leppard hits I know in your direction ;)" - Robin Saggers

  • Oct 16, 2018 - R 1 064.56
  • "In honor of Nathalie Louge and Greg Butler. Sending love and thank you for doing this!" - Janice and Jan Nigro

  • Oct 15, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "From one Bubbles Gal to another. Enjoy your swim Alison......." - Tracey Le Roux

  • Oct 15, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Swem Alison, Swem!!" - Elzette Welleman

  • Oct 15, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Have great fun Simon Cara and Ems" - Faye and Mike

  • Oct 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Happy swimming ...... Splash ( Marcelle)" - Anonymous

  • Oct 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Epic adventure!!" - Darren Madgwick

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Kobie and Hermien!" - Michael

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Go Odendaal sussies!!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck, may the current be with you!" - Garth

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Hope the swim doesn't leave you in ruins" - Rob

  • Oct 08, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wish we could be there alongside you for your Comrades like you've been there for ours!" - Ross & Mich

  • Oct 08, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Hope there's some fun along the way" - Anna

  • Oct 05, 2018 - USD $ 35.42
  • "Voorspoed Francois!" - Inge

  • Oct 05, 2018 - USD $ 35.42
  • "Good on you Alex. Will be drinking beers in the kayak alongside you" - Matt Olivier

  • Oct 05, 2018 - R 900.00
  • "Go Tyron and Alex, hope you boys smash it. good luck guys.... pascal" - Pascal

  • Oct 05, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Tyron and Alex (along with all the others) you are machines ... enjoy the experience!" - Meagan

  • Oct 03, 2018 - USD $ 36.62
  • "Zet hem op Ellen! " - Eveline

  • Oct 03, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Lekker swem Jean!" - JP van Onselen

  • Oct 02, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "I am SO proud of you, Alex!!! Will be with you in spirit, cheering madly!! ?" - Lesley

  • Oct 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Alex and Tyron! 100 percent back the men! " - Dom Harris

  • Oct 02, 2018 - R 1 500.00
  • "All the best for your swim, Alex and Tyron! You can do it! :) " - Leticia Taimo

  • Oct 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Dinner Club is behind you all the way Michelle! " - Dinner Club

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Swim strong Karen!" - Jacqui

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Go MadSwimmers go!" - Anon

  • Sep 26, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Alison - Swim & Swim some more ....... then drink bubbles, and maybe swim some more. Love Ingrid" - Ingrid Landman

  • Sep 25, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "Enjoy the swim " - Gerald Blackburn

  • Sep 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Go guys - and have a blast" - Adriaan Hoeben

  • Sep 19, 2018 - R 719.74
  • "Good luck Ali " - Vicki Shaw

  • Sep 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Ali! Have a blast, swim friend swim!" - Lindeques

  • Sep 18, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck Al!" - Debbie & Gavin Soll

  • Sep 15, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Alison, you live life to express & not to impress! Well done my friend and all the very best for the swim x " - Gayle

  • Sep 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Michelle - Good Luck. You're one of the best. God bless, Goggom" - Goggom

  • Sep 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Proud to be your friend Alison Hartley. You rock girl! " - Stella

  • Sep 10, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck Francois du Toit!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 08, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the best for a wonderful swim, Francois. " - Jade

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Go Uncle Owen !!!" - David Friedman

  • Aug 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Super-proud of you! Good luck, awesome people!" - Liesel

  • Aug 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Jean - next one Mauritius !" - Stef

  • Aug 27, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "The time and efford put into caring for the less fortunate is remarkable ..........keep going and don't give up " - Olga

  • Aug 26, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go you mad swimmers" - Cliff Sampson

  • Aug 24, 2018 - R 10 000.00
  • "Jean, do not allow anyone to RUIN you happiness. Keep swimming ..." - Schindlers

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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.