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About Madswimmer

What started off as a late winter night’s bet in a chalet on French mountain slopes in 2009 celebrated a successful ending six years later.

Through this endeavor the swimmers managed to raise an incredible $114 000 USD for 11 children’s charities. One of the Madswimmers, Hardi Wilkins, commented after the swim, “we did it and it was no small feat! Facing radical weather, training and fund raising, it was all worth it in the end.”

 

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Past Challenges

There are currently six possible one-day, open water swims between the World’s continents. Last year Madswimmer completed the 6th and final stage swim between the world’s continents.

We invite you to read about the highs and lows of each stage, including logistical as well as environmental challenges. We have also included some great imagery taken during each stage.

 

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Our Charities

Madswimmer.com is a registered South African charity that raises funds for various children’s charities by swimming between the world’s continents. The charity is in its 6th year of operations and has successfully completed all 6  inter-continent crossings.

The list of organisations we help is always growing, but we have detailed our current charities for you, please take a moment to familiarise yourself with these great causes.

 

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Madswimmer Bering Strait Swim 2014

Stage 6: Asia to North America

With their successful completion of swimming from the Big Diomede Island (Russia) to the Little Diomede Island (US), the Madswimmers had the privilege to set numerous records. All in aid of disadvantaged children:

1st Ever series of swims across the world connecting 7 continents.

1st Ever South Africans/ Africans to swim between the Diomede Islands.

3rd Ever swimmers to attempt the full crossing between Asia and North America.

The required funding was utilized for this swim’s unique logistical and medical challenges. Even though the swimmers carried their own expenses, flight, accommodation and meals, the charity still required sponsorship for the day of the swim. The amount added up to $82 000 US.

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STAGE 6: Asia to North America Charity Swim- Part 2

Posted Friday, October 17, 2014 by KarenS

The Asia to North America Charity swim video Part 2

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STAGE 6: Asia to North America Charity Swim- Part 2

Madswimmer.com visits the SAVF

Posted Friday, October 17, 2014 by KarenS

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Madswimmer.com visits the SAVF

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