The charity successfully completed the 6th and final stage, between Asia and North America.
A heartfelt thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors who made this year’s challenge possible!
The six pioneers, Jean Craven, Duncan Kukard, Marius de la Rey, Milton Brest, Hardi Wilkins and Ryan Stramrood, fought a Cold War of their own, swimming across the icy strait between the USA and Russia. Riveting stuff.
We are so grateful to our Ambassador Bryan Habana to help create awareness around this great cause.
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.