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Nigel's Bazaruto Madswim 2017

Nigel's Bazaruto Madswim 2017

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My name  is Nigel “Koos“ Cones… I think I am the “ oldie “of the group !! I have been swimming for most of my life whether it be pool swimming, open water, water polo or Surf Lifesaving… I have been extremely fortunate to have competed if many places around the world in each of these mentioned sporting disciplines.

As this is an open water event I would rank the Straits of Gibraltar as my greatest achievement (see pic attached)… mind you the cold water, in doing the Robben Island crossing , was indeed an immense challenge! I have always been looking for another such swim and the Bazarouter swim challenge has really tickled my fancy… warm water and an abundance of sea life should make this a more comfortable spectacle but the distance of 35 km is indeed faaaaaaaaacken far... but be what it may that is why it is a challenge something which we do need to test ourselves from time to time. As it happens, it is the first time that this swim has been attempted!

As this is also a fund raiser I would appeal to you guys give something and really I mean anything no matter how small to anyone of the charities mentioned in this appeal .

Bazaruto Madswim 2017 event will be in support of the following three charities:

  1. Aluwani children development organization
  2. Geleentheid Trust
  3. Tilizinwe Bazaruto Community project



  • Oct 31, 2017 - USD $ 106.72
  • "Good luck ye mad bastards!" - Stephen Scheff

  • Oct 30, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "wish you a great swim" - Andy dT

  • Oct 30, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go go go" - Nigel & Lila Harvey

  • Oct 30, 2017 - R 1 400.00
  • "Good luck! From Mukesh" - Saam Textiles

  • Oct 26, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Go you good thing !!! pasop for the jellies but enjoy what Mozambique offers" - Chris ( Moz)

  • Oct 26, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Dad! " - Cones

  • Oct 26, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck! From Robbie" - Texever International CC

  • Oct 25, 2017 - R 3 000.00
  • "Swim China...." - Howard Blend

  • Oct 25, 2017 - R 250.00
  • "Swim like a prawn my mate!!" - Ryan Stramrood

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Donations to date

R 10 650.05

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00
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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.