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Charity Swims

Charity swim is an open water swimming event, relay, stage swim or race with the primary goal of raising money, media attention and awareness for a cause, individual or non-profit organization, especially among individuals and non-traditional donors.

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Dec
12
Mon
2016
Rei e Rainha do Mar – King and Queen of the Sea @ Copacabana Beach
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm

The King and Queen of the Sea (Rei e Rainha do Mar in Portuguese) is a three-stage professional and amateur open water swim series held in Copacabana Beach, Arpoador Beach and Leme in Brazil. The third stage on Copacabana Beach is broadcast live in Brazil on TV Globo.
The event is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and is produced by Pedro Rego Monteiro of Effect Sport and is a charity swim on behalf of the Pro Crianca Cardiaca Foundation that runs the Hospital Pro Criansa Jutta Batista in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Melbourne Swim Classic @ St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

Melbourne Swim Classic

The Melbourne Swim Classic is a participation-based, community-fundraising, sporting event, specifically a  swimming event held on St Kilda Beach. The Melbourne Swim Classic is a fund raising vehicle for over 550 Victorian charities through the Everyday Hero network. Through the Everyday Hero fundraising initiative we hope to raise over $100,000, baring in mind if 5000 competitors each commit to raising just $100 that is $500,000 raised for local not for profit organisations. In addition to our fundraising efforts we hope to provide a safe, fun and rewarding experience for families to participate in our swimming carnival. The Melbourne Swim Classic will be held on St Kilda Beach on Saturday 1st March 2014. There are events for the whole family including a 1200 Metre Ocean Swim and a 400 Metre Swim both for anyone aged over 12 and a specific event for kids under 12 in the form of Kids Costume Beach Flags which is a running sprint. Admissions are priced on a progressive scale (cheaper the earlier you purchase) starting at $50 for the 1200 Metre Ocean Swim, $20 for the 400 Metre Swim and $5 for the Kids Beach Flags.

In a broader sense, swimming is the quintessential Australian sport, aided and abetted by our nation’s coastal waters, magnificent beaches and temperate climate. Swimming enjoys broad demographical participation and high visibility across our domestic media platforms. Swimming is quite literally the sport for everybody, whether you are young or old, male or female, Olympic level athlete or general fitness aspirant, swimming has something for everyone. Parochial Victorians love their sport and the Melbourne Swim Classic adds to an existing rich and immersive sporting culture. So get on board and get involved; the Melbourne Swim Classic – Get in and Get wet!

 

Mar
9
Thu
2017
Giants of the Bay 30km Race, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 9 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

GIANTS OF THE BAY 30KM RACE - March 9, 2013

This is a new and exciting swim that raises awareness and funds for Autism. It is the longest swim in Australia and has some tidal assistance for the last 5 - 8 km. All swimmers will require a paddler and boat and there are qualification criteria for solo swimmers.

Giants of the Bay Facts:

Race Date: 9 March, 2013

Distance: 30km (some tide assist)

Location: Portarlington to Point Lonsdale (Port Phillip Bay) Melbourne, Australia

Categories: Solo, duo. teams of 4, teams of 6

Race entries open 1 December, 2012 (Cost - $250 per swimmer)

Website:  www.giantsofthebay.com.au

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Melbourne Swim Classic @ St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

Melbourne Swim Classic

The Melbourne Swim Classic is a participation-based, community-fundraising, sporting event, specifically a  swimming event held on St Kilda Beach. The Melbourne Swim Classic is a fund raising vehicle for over 550 Victorian charities through the Everyday Hero network. Through the Everyday Hero fundraising initiative we hope to raise over $100,000, baring in mind if 5000 competitors each commit to raising just $100 that is $500,000 raised for local not for profit organisations. In addition to our fundraising efforts we hope to provide a safe, fun and rewarding experience for families to participate in our swimming carnival. The Melbourne Swim Classic will be held on St Kilda Beach on Saturday 1st March 2014. There are events for the whole family including a 1200 Metre Ocean Swim and a 400 Metre Swim both for anyone aged over 12 and a specific event for kids under 12 in the form of Kids Costume Beach Flags which is a running sprint. Admissions are priced on a progressive scale (cheaper the earlier you purchase) starting at $50 for the 1200 Metre Ocean Swim, $20 for the 400 Metre Swim and $5 for the Kids Beach Flags.

In a broader sense, swimming is the quintessential Australian sport, aided and abetted by our nation’s coastal waters, magnificent beaches and temperate climate. Swimming enjoys broad demographical participation and high visibility across our domestic media platforms. Swimming is quite literally the sport for everybody, whether you are young or old, male or female, Olympic level athlete or general fitness aspirant, swimming has something for everyone. Parochial Victorians love their sport and the Melbourne Swim Classic adds to an existing rich and immersive sporting culture. So get on board and get involved; the Melbourne Swim Classic – Get in and Get wet!

 

May
4
Thu
2017
Howdy Honda Cap 2k 11th Annual Open Water Race & Pledge Swim @ Lady Bird Lake / Tx. Rowing Center / Eiler's Park
May 4 all-day

Description — Austin's signature open water swimming event — A 2,000+ meter open-water course — the only downhill swimming race in Texas.

Join us for fun, health & fitness, to promote clean water & water conservation, to promote open water swimming, and to raise money to fight Prostate Cancer.  Entrants race, some swim leisurely, all enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of this lush and gorgeous wooded setting in the middle of Austin, Texas!

Date — May 4, 2013

Check-in: 8:30-9:30a
Race Start:
10:30a
Picnic, Music & Awards:
11:30a-1:00p

Divisions — Masters • Youth • Wetsuit • High School

Benefiting Charity —  Us TOO International. 100% of all donations go for Prostate Cancer Support, Education, Awareness & Advocacy.

Spectating —  View the entire swim, start to finish, from the MoPac Pedestrian Bridge or enjoy the ride and birds-eye view on the Howdy Honda Cap 2k Cruise on  Capital Cruises double-decker paddlewheel boat.  See race site for details & sign-up.

Post-Race Picnic Lunch, Music & Awards: — Howdy Honda Cap 2k finishers & friends celebrate with post-race picnic at Eiler’s Park.  Free lunch for participants. Awards ceremony, & live music by Austin’s locals. Guest lunch may be prepaid online. First come.

Howdy Honda Cap 2k finishers & friends celebrate with post-race picnic at Eiler’s Park. Free lunch for participants.  Awards ceremony, & live music by Austin’s locals. Guest lunch, while available, may be prepaid online at http://www.cap2k.com.

May
17
Wed
2017
Ben Hair Memorial Open Water Meet @ Lake Anna - Christopher's Run Campground
May 17 all-day

The Ben Hair Open Water Race meet features a range of opportunities with race distances from 500m up to 5k, a large block of camping area at the race site (as well as many other lodging options, see below), and an open water clinic for both coaches and swimmers. In an effort to enhance the team aspect of this event we are including team scoring and a new event - the Team Time Trial (also know as the "Team Pursuit"). The result is a meet that can provide the athlete with a range of team-oriented, challenging, and motivating events.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
2nd Annual Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim @ 2nd ANNUAL AARON VAUGHN MEMORIAL FROGMAN SWIM
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

This 5K & 1K open water swim (fixed buoy course) will honor one of America's finest. Aaron Vaughn, a member of DEVGRU (SEAL Team VI), was KIA on Aug. 6th, 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan. All 30 American warriors on board lost their lives that day. This crash represented the single largest loss of life in Naval Special Warfare history.

The Annual Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim is the primary fundraiser for Operation 300 Camp. www.operation300.com - an extreme adventure camp for children of fallen soldiers.

All registrants will receive free breakfast, juice, coffee, and fruit as well as a free lunch for our awards celebration! The first 200 registrants will be guaranteed an event sports bag full of goodies, including a specially designed, one-of-a-kind T-shirt from "Forged Clothing~ An American Brand" (A San Diego company founded by 2 Navy SEALs)

This will be a family-fun day. Events will be planned throughout the morning to entertain your children, including a 50 yard Tadpole Swim, so be sure to bring them along!

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Swim Across America Olympians Swim Clinic @ Town North YMCS
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

Swim Across America (SAA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment is set to host its third annual Dallas events June 7-8, 2013. The much anticipated fundraisers will benefit the InnovativeClinicalTrialsCenter at the BaylorCharlesA.SammonsCancerCenter in Dallas, the largest outpatient cancer center in North Texas dedicated to cancer care, research and education.

We invite all age group swimmers to join us on June 7th for technique tips from some of the best swimmers in the world including gold medalists Josh Davis and Neil Walker.

Jun
8
Thu
2017
Swim Across America Open Water Swim Event @ The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
22
Thu
2017
Minocqua Island Swim Challenge @ Torpy Park
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Minocqua Island Swim Challenge is a one-mile out and back open water swim in Lake Minocqua. The event is hosted by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce and the Oneida County Dive Team and is a fund raiser for the Dive Team.  Overall and Age Group awards will be presented. Wetsuits will be allowed.  Information and registration available at www.minocquaislandswimchallenge.com.