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24 Hour Mega Swim for Charity 2014

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If you are just about to dive into your summer swimming program you might want to consider training towards the 24 Hour Mega Swim which is suitable for all ages and swimming abilities.

Okay, so it does attract some swim club teams but it also attracts lots of groups of friends who are in it for the fun and just want to help raise money to assist people living with MS.

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As you can see from some of the photos this teamwork does tend to build a sense of fun and camaraderie.

It is a 24 hour relay where you participate as little or a much as can to help your team through. It starts from 10am on Saturday until 10am on the Sunday. You can have up to 15 people in your team and each team must have a swimmer in the water for every minute of that 24 hours.

So no doubt there is a lot of sleeping going on as well as attempts to keep each other awake for the next shift.

Some people just roster themselves on for a few minutes while other more gung-ho and do a couple of hours at a stretch.

If you enter now it gives you the summer to prepare. With swimming as with running it takes time to build up endurance.

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Each participant has their own online fundraising page and raises money by enlisting the support of family and friends. You can joint an existing relay team or you can start your own.

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Points are awarded to each team with one point for every $10 raised and one point for every 500 m swum.

The winning team's name is then etched on the perpetual plaque at each swimming pool.

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It seems a great way to build up your own physical fitness and to help out with a worthy cause as well.

For some tips on how you might start getting ready click here.

The following venues will be holding this event at the following times. For further details check out the event website.

Mildura 24 Hour Mega Swim 18 Jan - 19 Jan
Mildura Waves cnr Deakin Ave and Twelfth St, Mildura, VIC 3500

Fitzroy 24 Hour Mega Swim 21 Feb - 22 Feb
Fitzroy Pool, Alexandra Parade Fitzroy VIC

North Melbourne 24 Hour Mega Swim 22 Feb - 23 Feb
North Melbourne Recreation Centre, 1 Macaulay Rd, North Melbourne

Wollongong 24 Hour Mega Swim 22 Mar - 23 Mar
University Recreation and Aquatic Centre (URAC), Building 13 Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW

Shepparton 24 Hour Mega Swim 22 Mar - 23 Mar
Aquamoves, Tom Collins Drive, Shepparton VIC

Melbourne 24 Hour Mega Swim 03 May - 04 May
Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Aughtie Dr Albert Park VIC 3206

Canberra 24 Hour Mega Swim 03 May - 04 May
AIS Swimming Pool, Leverrier Cres, Bruce ACT

Casey 24 Hour Mega Swim 05 Jul - 06 Jul
Casey RACE, 65 Berwick - Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East, VIC

Bellarine 24 Hour Mega Swim 30 Aug - 31 Aug
Bellarine Aquatic & Sports Centre 70 Shell Rd, Ocean Grove

To find out more about the teams click here

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Why? To get fit and help charity
When: Various times in 2014 and then held yearly
Phone: 1300 705 341 Email:
Where: In various places throughout Australia
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