Madswimmer 24 hour swim
- By: Jade Homveld
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/madswimmer-24-hour-swim
My husband gave me very good advice a few months before my 40th birthday. He suggested that I set a really big goal in my 40th year that would take my mind off a possible "midlife crisis" :)
I decided to start swimming after a 12 year break and swim the 10km open water event at Midmar dam. The event was scheduled for the 14th February 2006 and I turned 40 two days later on the 16th February 2006. This was one of the best decisions in my life. I have continued to swim in galas, open water swims and ocean swims in the Cape. I have been so blessed to achieve amazing goals, meet wonderful people and attempt and complete swims that have exceeded my expectations. Ten years later I will participate in a 24 hour swim in January 2016 to raise funds for a charity. I cannot believe the swimming journey of the past decade and I will celebrate my 50th birthday with an even bigger challenge. It is so fitting to be able to swim for a charity and in a small way give back something to children in need.
The chosen charity is www.thelonelyroad.org. I am so blessed to be a mother and I can think of no better charity to swim for than one that provides a place of safety for children.
Your support for the children of South Africa will be greatly appreciated.
- Jan 22, 2016 - R 40.00
- "Good luck & God bless you and keep you safe and focused." - Celia
- Jan 19, 2016 - R 102.50
- "You are an inspiration my friend!" - Renee
- Jan 18, 2016 - R 1 025.00
- "Thanks for making a difference!" - Candy
- Jan 16, 2016 - R 512.50
- "Such a beautiful charity! A very worthwhile cause organized and swum by very special people." - Fosam
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.