Last weekend was the inaugural MS 24hr Mega Swim at URAC. It was a hugely successful event and they exceeded their targeted fundraising goals, raising almost $40,000.
There were around 17 teams, each team can have no more than 15 members and there has to be someone from the team swimming for the entire 24hr duration.
Anita is such a great organiser, there were so many teams participating in the event and she also got quite a few sponsors for the events. There was URAC who hosted the event at their pool, the Figtree Lions Club which provided a 24hr BBQ service (I tried out their bacon and egg sandwich on Sunday morning and it was delicious).
Brendan Tuck from VO2 Vitality was there to provide TRX training for everyone to try out. Elisabeth White from Lis White Yoga ran pool side yoga sessions and Grant Jacobs and Ben from Recovery Works provided 24hr massage to soothe the sore muscles for the tired swimmers. Also there were dietatians from Port Kembla hospital there to provide freshly cut fruits for everyone. There was plenty of activities going on throughout the 24hrs.
The event raised close to $40,000 and the MS Trashers team, won the event (based on an distance covered and funds raised)! It was such a great effort by everyone involved and they all looked so tried after. Just looking at them swim made me tried too. More photos of the event are up on my website and available at http://edwinkwan.com/2011-ms-24hr-mega-swim-in-wollongong/