Public generosity called upon to “Swim for a Cause” – A Seychelles Open Water Challenge initiative

With only 15 days to go until Beau Vallon Beach, reignites the sparks from the first FINA events held on our shores in 2018.

The excitement is mounting, as the organising committee is fine-tuning its plan to make sure the event is a success. 

On Saturday, May 11, one day prior to the Marathon Swim World Series 10 km race, the Seychelles Open Water Challenge will warm up the scene with eight races comprising of four distances where the public are invited to participate.

In the aim of drumming up interest for the event and in the spirit of raising awareness on the various issues touching our country, the organisers are calling on swimmers who may have a cause at heart to take the opportunity to raise funds and awareness by swimming for the cause at the Open Water Challenge.

‘Swim for a Cause’ is an opportunity for anyone taking part in the Seychelles Open Water Challenge to dedicate their race to a cause and raise funds for it in the coming days leading to the event. The targeted recipient of the funds can be an individual or a family who requires assistance or an organisation whose mandate supports a particular cause.

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Swimming is considered by many to be one of the best sports in terms of its health and fitness benefits. In this light, ‘Swim for a Cause’ goes a step further and provides a great work out and a good dose of nature. In other words, swimmers get to make a difference while improving their own health and having fun!

Swimmers will battle out in four distances, 500M, 1000M, 3000M and 5000M in the event. With the exception of the 500M race, where only swimmers aged 13 and under can participate, the other races are open to all ages. There will be a men’s and a women’s race for each distance. Monetary prizes are already being given out for the first eight winners in each race.

Participants are advised to get in touch with the organisers to discuss their ideas and to have the support in their fund raising quest and publicity.

Contact person: Marie-France @ 2512477

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Linda Hohnholz