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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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Oct
6
Thu
2016
Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 all-day

The SwimTheIsland event is the ultimate sea water experience and is an annual open water swimming race held in the protected marine environment of Bergeggi, Italy. Organized byMatteo Testa, the third edition will be held on 6 October 2013 where the swimmers to the Isola di Bergeggi and along the beautiful coastline of Riserva Naturale Regionale.

1.7 km, 3.5 km, 5.0 km
Oct
13
Thu
2016
The 23rd Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims @ Bermuda
Oct 13 all-day

Information and Entry Forms: http://www.aquamoonadventures.com

Rich in history Bermuda lies in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic a mere 650 miles east of North Carolina. Flights from New York and other eastern US cities reach Bermuda’s shores in less than two hours. The open water swimming events take place in beautiful Harrington Sound. Bermuda’s water temperature in October averages 78.

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda.

Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:

- horseback riding on the beaches
- walk on a moonlit beach
- diving the shipwrecks for treasure
- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs
- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in
- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn
- world class shopping & restaurants
- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)
- the post race karaoke and social
- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort
- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

The 23rd Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims @ Bermuda
Oct 13 all-day

Information & the Entry Forms are posted here:

http://www.aquamoonadventures.com/

 

Event Director: Randy Nutt info@randynutt.com

 10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K, 0.8K

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Additional information:

 

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda . Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:

 

- horseback riding on the beaches

- diving the shipwrecks for treasure

- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs

- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in

- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn

- world class shopping & restaurants

- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)

- the post race karaoke and social

- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort

- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

 

 

Bermuda Round the Sound FAQ’s:

Q: Do I need a support boat?

A: No. safety craft are monitoring the course.

 

Q: Are there water stops along the swim course?

A: Yes, there are several water stops along the course.

 

Q: How will I navigate during the swim?

A: The course will be marked. In addition you will receive information on the course during the pre-race meeting. Weather permitting we will offer the swimmers a boat tour of the race course at this meeting.

 

Q: Are wetsuits allowed?

A: No. The water temperature has averaged 78 degrees the past several years in Bermuda in October.

 

Q Do I need to rent a car while in Bermuda ?

A: Cars are not available to rent in Bermuda . The two best options for travel while on island are by bus or taxi. The bus system is wonderful, clean, and on time! You can purchase transportation passes for the days in your stay directly from your hotel. Another option is moped/scooter rental. Transportation is provided the participants from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort to the group swims Friday and Saturday morning, the pre race meeting, and to the event on Sunday.

 

 

Q: Are there socials planned?

A: This is an Aqua Moon Adventures event which means while on island it is one big social. Sunday evening after the event we will socialize at the Swizzle Inn which is next door to the headquarters hotel: The Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

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Nov
2
Wed
2016
LAKE ELAND MILE – OPEN WATER SWIM (KZN SOUTH AFRICA) @ Lake Eland Game Reserve
Nov 2 all-day

Lake Eland Mile Open Water Swim takes place each year on the first sunday of November , the next event will take place in the Lake at the Lake Eland Game Reserve, in Kwazulu Natal South coast of South Africa on the 3rd of November 2013. For a truly wild swim experience this is an event not to be missed. Set in the bush amongst wild animals the lake is a draw card for swimmers from all over the world as the location although in the bush is also only 35km away from the beach in the closest town of port Shepstone. The events offered include 500m / mile events and 3000m event which is a SSA qualifying event. The Lake Eland mile sees swimmers from ages 6 - 76 enter the event each year, an activity the entire family can join in for. Cash prizes and Gold Silver and Bronze medals are won each year over 29 different categories and all swimmers receive finishing medals. Although many stands is available for browsing on the day including food stalls, the Reserve allow visitors to bring in their own drinks, gas braais and food should they not wish to purchase food at the venue. Fees for 2013 ranges from R85 per swimmer for team events to R260 (including towels and depending on date of entry) many fee structures are offered in between and largely depend on the date entered, whether a towel is ordered and whether discount applies. Lake Eland Mile offers discounts on entries in 2013, should a swimmer swim more than one event discounts are given and should a swimmer be a pensioner 20% discount on entry fees are offered. Entries in 2013 can be done online at http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za loads of info can also be accessed on the Lake Eland Mile section of the Margate Swimming Club website, who is the host of this annual event. Click top links for more info on directions, accommodation, entry procedures, maps and don't forget the Pre-Entry Prize draw for a holiday on offer for a family of 4 if you enter before 30 September 2013. Bring the whole family, make it a fun day out or a weekend trip or incorporate it in a week's holiday, very rare you find the bush and beach within a radius of 40km from each other. Truly an event not to be missed!

Dec
2
Fri
2016
Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon @ Cedar Hill Marina
Dec 2 all-day

The Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon is a 3 mile open water swim, a 2 mile open water swim or a sprint triathlon in scenic Bivalve, Maryland.  This is a challenging open water swim that includes strong tides and currents.  This will be the 6th year of the event.  The Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned event and is a 501(c)3 corporation.  All proceeds benefit various local charities

3rd Annual Sunset Crippen Mile @ Miromal Lakes ( Fort Myers Area)
Dec 2 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The 3rd Annual Event honoring Fran Crippen.  Proceeds from the event go towards the Elevation Foundation set up in Frans memory. Held as part of the 2013 Open Water Festival being held at Miromar Lakes, located in the Fort Myers Area.
www.openwaterfestival.org

Dec
3
Sat
2016
Turks & Caicos “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim @ Rickey's Flamingo Cafe
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Join us a 1 mile and/or 2.4 mile event through the beautiful waters of the Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. Designed for both novices new to the sport of open water racing and elite swimmers looking for a challenge. The race attracts some of the top swimmers in the world, including open water star Marcos Diaz from the Dominican Republic. Praised for its organization, excellent course along the shore, and redundant safety measures.

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