The Naked Fig Skinny Dip Challenge

The Naked Fig Skinny Dip Challenge


Posted 2014-02-27 by MaggieVPfollow

Sun 30 Mar 2014

Participating in fundraisers can be an exhausting pastime. You can climb the stairs of Perth's tallest building, run 12 kilometres, walk from the city to Fremantle or choose from many other equally challenging activities. If only there was a pleasant relaxing way to raise money – a day at the beach maybe, with a cooling dip in the ocean? Now, thanks to the Fig Group and The Butterfly Foundation , there is exactly that – but you have to undress to take part. The Naked Fig's Skinny Dip is an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people skinny dipping at once, and to "celebrate every body, no matter the size or shape".

The Butterfly Foundation is a national charity that offers information and support for anyone affected by eating disorders and negative body image. Their mission is to "to live in a world that celebrates health, well-being and diversity". The Naked Fig Skinny Dip proudly supports these goals and the event aims to raise funds and awareness for The Butterfly Foundation programs.

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Smith is the official ambassador for this event. Known for her support of positive body image, Ms Smith says, "This event is an opportunity for people to join with their community and simply have fun, relax and promote positive body image by simply embracing their own bodies. It will undoubtedly be an extremely liberating experience!"

The current skinny-dipping record is 729 people at El Playazo beach Spain, July 2013. The Naked Fig Skinny Dip is aiming to smash the record with 1,000 people taking the plunge at Swanbourne Beach . And after your swim, why not enjoy breakfast at the Fig Cafe?

This is a council-approved, ticketed and secure event. The Nedlands Swanbourne Surf Life Saving Club will provide assistance with water safety and first aid. Off site parking at Challenge Stadium and a shuttle bus service will also be available. Details can be found at the registration page. Entry includes a funky Naked Skinny Dip sarong!

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