27 NOVEMBER 2021
LOCAL BEACH, POOL, RIVER OR OCEAN
YOU PICK YOUR LOCATION
28 NOVEMBER 2021
You are invited to the inaugural
2021 MY MEGA SWIM FOR MS
Are you ready to make a splash and see how far you can swim to support people living with MS?
1 in 3 Australians will be directly impacted by multiple sclerosis through a family member, friend or colleague.The uncertainty of what lies ahead after diagnosis can be diffcult, and that's why we are here to make sure no one faces MS alone.
You're invited to join the inaugural 2021 My Mega Swim for MS. Whether you’re just learning to swim, a seasoned ocean swimmer or somewhere in-between, this challenge is for you. You can take part from anywhere, your local beach, river, pool or ocean. You pick the location and challenge that suits you.
SET YOUR CHALLENGE!
Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced swimmer? Sign up for FREE and set your challenge! Swim solo, or grab your friends, family and co-workers, and create a team. The more people on your team, the more km's you'll be able to swim!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Share your challenge with friends, family and colleagues to raise funds to ensure that no one has to face MS alone.
Your fundraising coach Melissa and our Supporter Engagement Team are here to help you with everything you need to succeed and reach your fundraising goal.We also have loads of Fundraising Resources to help you smash your target.
Share your challenge and fundraise to Fight MS!
SWIM TO FIGHT MS
Make a splash with us on Saturday 27 November and Sunday 28 November 2021! Take to the pool, beach, ocean or river of your choosing and complete your mega challenge.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
WHAT IS MY MEGA SWIM FOR MS?
Whether you're just learning to swim, a seasoned ocean swimmer or somewhere in-between, this challenge is for you. As this is a 'virtual' challenge, you can take part from anywhere, your local beach, river, pool or ocean. You pick the location and challenge that suits you.
WHERE IS MY MEGA SWIM FOR MS?
There is no set location for the event, you pick the time and place that works for you. If you can safely swim at a location, you can take on the challenge there!
You also don't need virtual reality goggles for this virtual event.
GO FOR GOLD
MS Go for Gold Scholarships provide grants for people living with MS to follow a personal dream.
GET INTO GEAR
Make a splash with our made to order 2022 MS Mega Swim Event T-Shirt and Hoodie!
Take your fundraising to the next level with our awesome Fundraising Resources and Tools!
EARN SOME MEGA FUNDRAISING GEAR
While the biggest reward for fundraising is knowing that you are making a difference to the lives of thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis, we would like to celebrate your amazing efforts and say thank you by giving you a little something extra!
YOUR SWIM IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
As no two people experience multiple sclerosis in an identical way, our dedicated team provides tailored support according to everyone’s unique needs. Beyond our free helpline, health specialists, employment support and assistance navigating the NDIS, it is fundraising like yours that has enabled us to adapt quickly and ensure support is available in the wake of COVID-19.
Here are just some of the challenges people have been experiencing in the last 18 months, and how we were able to support them:
Providing information and insight to reduce health anxiety, including concerns around starting certain immunosuppressant treatments and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Providing practical support in navigating concerns around receiving delayed treatments, due to travel restrictions and restricted postal services.
Supporting Australians who were stuck overseas by helping them to receive their medication whilst abroad.
Helping people to share their diagnosis with their workplace when they had previously preferred to keep their diagnosis private.
Supporting carers from increased burn-out.
Providing funding which will help bring new treatments closer to reality.
Melanie is an artist. Her long held desire for art and creative practice led her to travel abroad, study Fine Art Painting at RMIT in Melbourne and exhibit regularly. She’s worked for over a decade in commercial galleries.
After the relapse that led to her MS diagnosis, Melanie had to rebuild the strength and dexterity in her right hand to enable her to continue to paint. Melanie’s MS symptoms had a devastating impact on her quality of life as she had to manage weakness, pain, tingling, painful scalp sensitivity and brain spasms.
“I went from being completely fine to having painful brain spasms, tingling and loss of strength in my right leg and complete loss of dexterity and strength in my right arm.”
For Melanie, MS stopped everything.