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To the USA via Italy

To the USA via Italy

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My dream is to go for a "Swimming Bursary" to the USA.  In order to qualify, I need to pass Cambridge Level A as well as be a qualified Senior National Swimmer in South Africa.  In South Africa the swimming levels start with Level 0 up to 3, then Junior Nationals, Youth Nationals and Senior Nationals.

I broke my collar bone two years ago and that has disadvantaged me considerably. I worked hard since then and has now caught up with some of the swimmers and in some cases surpassed them. I swim most mornings and again in the afternoons most of the days in the week. I also go for gym training and in between do home-schooling in order to complete Cambridge.

Winning in swimming is about split seconds and a swimmer has to ensure that his swimming style, body shape, fitness and everything are 100% fine-tuned. Therefore the many hours of training and exercise are of vital importance. Recently I crossed my biggest hurdle to date and that was to qualify for Junior as well as Youth Nationals. Now I must just qualify for Senior Nationals.

A wonderful opportunity has arisen as I have been selected to attend a high performance training opportunity as well to swim two galas in Italy attended by more than a thousand international swimmers.  I truly believe that this will assist me in reaching my dream and therefore request you to support me.  A generous donor has paid a deposito of R10 000.00.  The first instalment of R7 000.00 must be paid by 14 May 2018, the next R7 000.00 by 28 May and the final payment of R4 500.00 by 11 June 2018.  

Donations

  • May 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Ruby, gaan doen jou bes, maar Geniet dit ook. Vertrou Italy is ‘n amazing ondervinding " - AS Krugel

  • May 03, 2018 - R 410.00
  • "Sterkte Reuben" - Larensia

  • Apr 20, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Good Luck Reuben, make the Theunissen's proud." - Karen

  • Apr 06, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte met jou droom! " - Marcus

  • Apr 06, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Voorspoed en vasbyt " - Nandus

  • Apr 02, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Leef jou droom, ons weet jy werk hard daarvoor. GOD se rykste seen" - Jakes

  • Mar 30, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Mag jou drome waar word...van Heerdens" - Ruben

  • Mar 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck in Italy" - Jane Unger

  • Mar 28, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "So trots op jou! Jy bly my Champ!!" - S Krugel

  • Mar 26, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Dear Reuben, go and make us proud. Good luck" - The Higgs family

  • Mar 24, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Ek is so trots om jou as 'n seun te he!!!!!!" - Jaco

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 14 067.94

Fundraising target

R 25 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 10 000.00
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Ruben's Swimming Bursary Campaign

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My dream is to go for a "Swimming Bursary" to the USA in 2020. In order to qualify, I need to pass Cambridge Level A as well as be a qualified Senior National Swimmer in South Africa.