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MS Australia 24 Hour Mega Swim - Melbourne

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24 Hours of Swimming
MS Megaswim
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MS Australia is holding its annual 24 Hour Mega Swim from 12 noon on Saturday 3 May till 12 noon Sunday 4 May, 2014.

The Mega Swim is a swimming relay event held over a 24 hour period and involves teams of no more than 15 people swimming continuously for the period. There must be one swimmer in the water from each team and each team competes and wins points for every $10 raised and 1 point for each 500m they have swum over the 24 hour period.

The first Mega Swim was held in 2001 and the challenge was devised as it is an endurance event and which reminds us of the challenge that those living with MS face each day.

MS Megaswim, MS Megaswim at MSAC
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The Mega Swim is open to all ages and all abilities and you will need to be a part of a team for the event. The team creates a swim roster for the event and each team member decides when they want to swim and for how long. It could be 10 minutes, 500 metres or 2 hours. There is a fundraising page for each team member so that they can raise money through their family, friends, neighbours or colleagues.

Get a team together and then Create a Team online for the event.
MS Mega Swim 2014, Megaswim
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Training for the event is a great way to promote your event amongst others. Training tips can be found here with fundraising ideas and further information about the event available online.

If you can't make the event held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) there are numerous other pools and venues hosting this event and which can be found on the registration page.

Help make a difference to those living with MS by participating in the MS Australia 24 Hour Mega Swim.
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Why? To raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Limited Go for Gold Scholarship program
When: 12 Noon Saturday 3 March until 12 Noon Sunday 4 May 2014
Phone: 1300 705 341
Where: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park
Cost: Adult entry from $35, Junior entry from $25.
Your Comment
Yes, such a worthwhile event.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5695) 2101 days ago
Indeed Nadine and there are multiple events at different locations over the next few weeks as detailed wonderfully in your article.
by Kelly Nicole O'Donnell (score: 1|40) 2093 days ago
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