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Madswimmer Double River Swim

Madswimmer Double River Swim

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Madswimmer is a South African registered non-profit charity organisation that hosts extreme swims in South Africa, Africa, as well as globally to raise funds for children’s charities.


On 7 & 8 December a group of 11 open water swimmers will attempt record-breaking swims along the Bushmans and Kariega rivers at Kent-on-Sea to raise funds for local children’s charities.  The Double River Swim Challenge will entail a 26km swim along the Bushmans River from the mouth up to Hunters Lodge Jetty on Saturday 7 December and a 17km swim along the Kariega River from the mouth to Poor Man’s Game Drive bridge on Sunday 8 December

Swimmers are Jean Craven ; Francois du Toit , Jacqueline du Toit ; Andrew Ford ; Anthony Pearse ; Dawn Smith ; Gail Wild ; Joanne Vreenegoor; Nicky van Nierop;  Charlene de Souza ; Joy Roach; Owen Sheftz; Craig Nerwich

Our Charity for the DRS is Nokuthula Get’s Swimming with B’SwimSafe.

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children with special needs.  Learning to swim is the only way to prevent drowning.The B Swim Safe programme was developed with the single focus of saving children’s lives.

Our vision is to give children this incredible skill and their families peace of mind.

B’s Swim School has been in operation since 2005.
Founder and owner, Brendan Varrie  has a lifelong background in aquatics, and after spending a number of years in the learn-to-swim arena, it became clear to him that there is a desperate need to highlight Infant and child safety in and around water.” ‘We believe that it should not take longer than six weeks for children to learn to swim and pick up the necessary skills that could ultimately end up saving their lives.”Through daily attendance, our structured approach builds the confidence of the child slowly and steadily. The B Swim Safe programme is designed to teach water safety skills and the ability to swim with the correct body position in a very short space of time.

Another swimming challenge raising much-needed funds for children in need!

Donations

  • Dec 17, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "

    2 great causes worthy of support. Good on you, Nic!

    " - Andrew Connold

  • Dec 11, 2019 - R 990.00
  • "

    I have no doubt that you will make it

    " - Greg Owen

  • Dec 11, 2019 - R 10 000.00
  • "

    Keep up the good work

    " - Robinson Liquors Pty Ltd

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "

    Well done

    " - the Almans

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 2 350.00
  • "Well done Nic on an awesome achievement" - Michael

  • Dec 09, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    Go guys. Good luck

    " - Anonymous

  • Dec 07, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go Luc go.... so proud of you and this is your first yeahhh. Gerna Hofmeyr" - Jean-Luc du Toit

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Great effort Joy and your mermaids. " - Debbie Gee

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Go DAAAWWWWWNNN !!!!! GO DAWN ! " - Costa Carastavrakis

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Joy Gayle and Kim, huge respect and admiration. Enjoy and endure. I know you can. " - Marie-Claire

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "

    Good lucky Nicky and all the rest from Australia

    " - Garth van Nierop

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done for giving to others and good luck .???? have fun and be safe " - Anonymous

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Hey Nicholas - You've got this! Thank you for inspiring us mere mortals." - Rato de Mendonca

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 700.00
  • "Incredible challenge for an important cause! Amazing!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go Nic from Top Events" - A N Bell

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Nic - have a great swim!" - Char

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Joy and team all the best and enjoy" - Meg

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - Shan

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 470.00
  • "Have watched my mermaids train and am in awe of your discipline and strength....now go and have fun." - KimPossible

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck to us Mermaids" - Gail

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Dawn! Remember we need you back in one piece :)" - Kim

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 400.00
  • "All the best Gail, Joy and the rest - our thoughts are with you on your epic journey!" - LeonK

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    Enjoy the swim! Well done Nicks!

    " - Sue

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "

    I have no doubt that you will make it

    " - Greg Owen

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "

    All the best Nic, glad you have dusted off your cap and goggles for this swim

    " - Belinda

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Well done team and especially Nic. Making us proud!" - Jo & Daniel

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Charlene!!" - Gisela Delport

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Owen and Andrew . " - Jaki Fagan

  • Dec 02, 2019 - USD $ 13.63
  • "Good luck Nic and team" - Breetzke

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck - You’re all swimming for a great cause. " - Anonymous

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best ?????????????? Out there " - Suzanne Pope

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 6.81
  • "Good Luck everyone!" - Juliet Leppan

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Goodluck to all the Madswimmers! " - Amber Tweedie

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck! " - Tracy

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck!!" - Bernard

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Joy, Gail, Nix and all madswimmers, Enjoy and Have fun doing what you love best???????????????" - Jackie

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Good luck" - Neil Adendorff

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you mad swimmer athletes. Please come and visit our children " - Cathy Williams

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    Go hard mad mermaids. We will be there in support

    " - Shane

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "You guy's are nutters and I love nutters ?? great effort!" - Jaxkin

  • Nov 28, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best for a beautiful swim for a good cause Joy and all the Madswimmers. x" - Ali Tucker

  • Nov 28, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    All the best!! Have a blast!

    " - Matt van Nierop

  • Nov 27, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck to all" - Peter and Mandy

  • Nov 27, 2019 - USD $ 67.45
  • "Good luck! This sounds like a great challenge for a great cause." - Kathleen Skead

  • Nov 26, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Good Luck to all the Mad Swimmers! You got this!!" - Win-Pak (Pty) Ltd

  • Nov 26, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck to ALL my fellow MadSwimmers Teammates and for supporting this great cause. " - YellowTrash

  • Nov 24, 2019 - USD $ 13.59
  • "You're mad. But in a good way ????" - Dawn

  • Nov 22, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Fantastic Jacqueline du Toit as this is your first time wow ???? " - Gerna Hofmeyr

  • Nov 20, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Head down and swim hard! ??????? " - Andrew Marshall

  • Nov 20, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best. " - Engela Kotzee

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 41 710.02

Fundraising target

R 35 000.00
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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 businessmen 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 13 years.