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Neil's Dead Sea Swim 2016

Neil's Dead Sea Swim 2016

Personal message

The Swimmer:

I try to fill my life with as many different experiences as possible, but one thing that has always been with me is my love of the sea. I love anything to do with water: swimming, surfing, wakeboarding, diving, anything really. I always try to challenge myself and do something completely different at least once a year, whether it’s racing tuk-tuks around Sri Lanka or climbing in the Alps, and I always aim to have a strong charity angle to these adventures.

Now I have this incredible opportunity to join Madswimmer and use that for a good cause, and I am honoured to be joining the team and I hope you follow us on the Jordan-Israel Dead Sea Swim.

The Cause:

This will be my first Madswimmer swim and by FAR the longest swim I’ve ever done. So it’s a huge challenge, but at the same time for such a worthy cause, so please help me raise some money for this! Any amount will be appreciated. The money goes to various charities that support the education, health and development of underprivileged children in South Africa. Charities include Just The One Foundation, Children’s hospital Trust, and more great organizations. See more about the Madswimmer organisations here.

All donations go directly to charity, all expenses are covered by the team.

The Challenge:

The team will be crossing the Dead Sea at its widest point, 16km across this super-saline lake (up to 35% salinity, 10 times the normal sea!). Not to mention the extra difficult buoyancy and viscosity... all at a nice and low 500m below sea level… Not exactly your average dip in the pool!

And let’s just say my training regime has not been exactly phenomenal. 16km is looking daunting
So give generously. I can assure you of one thing, I will be working EXTREMELY hard for your money!
Read more about the Dead Sea Swim here.

Donations

  • Dec 01, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done going on holiday for charity!" - Corbs

  • Nov 17, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Your guys swim looked amaaaaazing! A donation from an ex-Madswimmer who is hoping to do another one next year! Very very well done on the amazing achievement - and look at that target, super impressed" - Anushka

  • Nov 16, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "You must be biltong by now! See you soon?" - Neill & Linda Armstrong

  • Nov 16, 2016 - USD $ 37.15
  • "Legendary " - Willy Armstrong

  • Nov 16, 2016 - USD $ 35.31
  • "Good luck brother!" - Lukeshmi Hardman

  • Nov 10, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Mackers. Remember, if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge anything..." - Chris Hammond

  • Nov 08, 2016 - R 1 500.00
  • "Good luck Neil! Please leave Winston at home..." - Johan du Toit

  • Nov 08, 2016 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck Maca!!" - Jason Cape

  • Nov 08, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck!!" - Kerry

  • Nov 07, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "All the best! Just keep swimming." - Natasha

  • Nov 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "All the best Neil, get a hair cut before hand to reduce drag and improve visibility!" - Emile Smith

  • Oct 31, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "All the best punk - don't go drowning now ;)" - M

  • Oct 26, 2016 - R 5 141.00
  • "Getting close to donation target. Training also on track" - John Macaskill

  • Oct 25, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Neil thanks for being a swimming princess and all the good training together! Good luck!" - Kobie

  • Oct 17, 2016 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good luck Neil, definitely will support a charity that goes towards children" - Sonya Baard

  • Oct 13, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck with that mad mask and have the most fabulous swim!! Thanks for the training company" - Cara and Simon

  • Oct 10, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Go You Good Thing" - Min

  • Oct 10, 2016 - R 2 056.40
  • "Good luck dude " - Futsie

  • Oct 04, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "If I could offer you only one tip for the future, vaseline would be it" - Andrew Connellan

  • Oct 03, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "don't forget to pack your water wings !! " - Andy Stuart

  • Sep 29, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Yep, going to be a toughie. Best of luck Neil!" - Sharon Lemmer

  • Sep 28, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Neil, put your body on the line buddy" - Nut

  • Sep 27, 2016 - R 2 069.77
  • "Swim till you get to the other side... (Gattaca)" - Arrrr....

  • Sep 26, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "At least you can't sink on this one buddy.Great cause - Good Luck! " - Chris Long

  • Sep 23, 2016 - R 1 542.30
  • "Godspeed" - B

  • Sep 23, 2016 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck Neil !!! Just keep swimming... " - Berenice

  • Sep 23, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Better train harder, dont want anyone fishing you out after 10km! :)" - Rob Carter

  • Sep 23, 2016 - R 3 010.00
  • "Good luck China!" - Henry Collins

  • Sep 23, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "good luck fatty" - anon

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 2 056.40
  • "Looks like a propper challenge, enjoy !" - Steve Charles

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "Good luck, Neil! Sounds like an awesome adventure" - Fergus Wegener

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "All the best and every success. " - Gavin van Wyk

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "All the best Neily" - Verisha

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Neil! Thanks for doing this and keep the children in mind" - Rob

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Don't let the name of the sea intimidate you !" - Gareth Nel

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck - sounds like an awesome challenge and for a good cause to boot" - Cliff Saunders

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Dharshni Padayachee

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Wow - You go Neil" - Kgomotso KG

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck! " - Tracy Pringle

  • Sep 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Good Luck Neil!" - Noo

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 41 180.37

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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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.