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SA swimmer needs help to get to Worlds

SA swimmer needs help to get to Worlds

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My name is Martin Binedell and I have had the privilege of representing South Africa for a number of years. I started swimming at the age of 10 years and since then, have competed in numerous national and international competitions like the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, African Championships, African Games, and World Student Games.

I currently hold both the African Games and African Championships records for the 200m backstroke, as well as a Commonwealth Games Bronze medal.

I have also represented South Africa on a number of occasions in Lifesaving, competing both locally and abroad.

I am from a small town in the Midlands of Kwa Zulu Natal called Howick. I swim out of Seals Swimming club in Pietermaritzburg and my coach is Wayne Ridden. I am a proud Maritzburg College old boy and a Varsity College Alumna. 

The honor of representing South Africa at this year's FINA World Short Course Championships was bestowed on me, taking part in Abu Dhabi in the UAE from 16-21 December. Unfortunately, this trip is a partially funded trip by Swimming South Africa and my contribution comes to the amount of R25 000,00. 

After hugely appreciated financial contributions from KZN Aquatics, KZN Swim board, and Seals Swimming Club, I still need an additional R10 000 to cover the trip and I can not afford it. 

If you are able to help in any way it would be hugely appreciated.
No amount is too small and every little bit helps.

Donations

  • Nov 22, 2021 - USD $ 41.31
  • "Pls wear the pink Speedo of '07" - Emma Eastwick

  • Nov 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Geniet n Super Swem!

    " - JBLA

  • Nov 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck " - Anro Projects

  • Nov 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Backing you Marts" - Tory Earle

  • Nov 20, 2021 - USD $ 12.72
  • "Sterkte chom :) " - Marlies

  • Nov 20, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "All the best - sterkte!" - Chris

  • Nov 19, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Kill it at Worlds. Backing you from Moz" - Filipe Lobo

  • Nov 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You got it bud! " - Shadow

  • Nov 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ross McCann" - Ross McCann

  • Nov 19, 2021 - USD $ 31.95
  • "Give it stick Martin!" - Mike G Seals Master

  • Nov 18, 2021 - USD $ 154.93
  • "Proud of you bud!" - Johno Fergusson

  • Nov 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Congrats! " - Anonymous

  • Nov 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck - make us proud!" - Michelle Rennie

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Smartin" - Anonymous

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Geniet dit" - Anonymous

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck and enjoy!" - Anonymous

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Fundraising target

R 10 000.00
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My name is Martin Binedell and I have represented South Africa for a number of years. Merrivale, KwaZulu-Natal

The honor of representing South Africa at this year's FINA World Short Course Championships was bestowed on me, taking part in Abu Dhabi in the UAE 16-21 December. Unfortunately this trip is a partially funded trip by Swimming South Africa and my contribution comes to the amount of R25 000,00. 

After hugely appreciated financial contributions from KZN Aquatics, KZN Swim board and Seals Swimming Club, I still need an additional R10 000 to cover the trip. I do not have a source of income and therefore can not afford the additional amount needed.