Mudgee Smugglers

2021 Sydney MS Mega Swim

We did it.......

Team raised over $18.5k and swam a total of 63.5km (1,270 laps). Many thanks to everyone (esp. Roni and the Sydney Rotary) for your very, very kind donations. Until next year.......

Nearly there

A big shout of thanks to the Sydney Rotarians who have kindly sponsored the team. 

The swim is just round the corner. Hit 6.2k on Monday so hopefully the night shift is within reach :-)

WE'RE TAKING THE CHALLENGE TO FIGHT MS - AGAIN :-)

Here we go - this is the 5th time the Mudgee Smugglers have signed up for the Mega Swim. Last year was cancelled but in the other 3 events, we have raised in excess of $33,615 to support people living with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, incurable neurological condition with an average age of diagnosis of 30. It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so widely. 

Can you imagine waking up one day unable to do the everyday things you would usually take for granted? Like not being able to see properly (or at all), you physically can’t get out of bed, can’t walk to the phone to call someone – anyone – or live a life without pain?

More often the symptoms are invisible ie pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, confusion, cognizance impact, incontinence to note a few.

The funds we raise will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS Support Services such as MS Peer Support, connecting people who are newly diagnosed with those who have lived with multiple sclerosis for a number of years, or the MS Employment Support program keeping Aussies living with multiple sclerosis in the work force.

Thank you again for your support.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$765

Dinesh Patel

$765

Dinesh Patel

$581

St Cecilia's Catholic School

Well done Claudia and Dave

$545

Super Rugby Tipping Comp

Best of luck with the swim! The whole tipping comp is behind you.

$515

Dinesh Patel

$312

Mum And Dad

Good on you bub!! Love mum and dad. Xxx

$260

Sonja And Phil Shand

Dave, we love and support you. See you poolside!!!

$260

Awen Pty Ltd

$260

Rob Sinclair

Good luck Will, Annabel and Molly - great effort

$260

Peter Butts

will i will need to see the photo

$260

Burnbrae Wines

Fantastic work Amber and team

$260

Birmo

Well Done Smugglers'

$260

Narelle Lee

$250

Carrie And Charlie Xx

Go Bubba!! A very worthy cause!

$250

Jonathan Malone

Enjoy the swim GK!

$250

Sarah Mcdermott

Good luck Team Wood!!!

$250

Paul Cook

$208

Ayliffe Family

Go Claudia!!! Well done, we are right with you and your family. From the Ayliffe family

$208

Matthews Family

Great job Claudia & Dave! Just keep swimming...:

$208

Roth’s Wine Bar And Cellar

Have a great swim for a great cause!

$208

Will Irving

Impressive - and for a great purpose David!

$208

Lara Hooper

“Just keep swimming”!

$200

Emma, Mic, Lucy & Emily Xxx

You guys are amazing. Good luck!

$158

Mark Nees

$158

Amber Hooper

$156

Janice Christie

$156

Brian Greenacre

Go Will!

$156

Janelle Rayner

Great work Smugglers!

$156

Luke Star

Great cause Will, may the force be with you.

$156

Andres Reith

Good on you, Will. Good cause and great mateship spirit.

$156

Helen Argiris

$156

Cristie & Reggie

We love you Hoop’D’Hoops. So proud of you Lil Fish... Cristi & Reggie

$156

Michael Kelly

$150

Anonymous

$150

Johnston Pm Pty Limited

Great stuff Will, good luck with the swim

$150

Jayde Thompson

Well done GK !!!!

$134

Gary & Bev Osborne

Well done everyone!!

$127

Matt Christie

Well done Amber.

$112

Megan Kirkby

$106

Gareth Kirkby

$104

Adam Gillies

Smash it!!

$104

Taylor Mcdonald

Very impressive Megan - good luck!

$104

Emma Walter

Nice work Mark!

$104

Isa Amin

Hi Anthony, On behalf of my family a little a gift of $100 to support your wonderful cause. Kind Regards Isa

$104

Rick Hopkins

Well done guys.!

$104

Nigel Price

Good luck mate

$104

Carolyne Rut

Enjoy....but don't over do it eh??....I said I was Gunna do it with my kick board... hehehehe...forgot.... :/

$104

Robyn Mcnamara

$104

Scott Walsh

good luck gareth!

$104

Tones

Good luck team !

$104

Sophie And Chris Burton

Good luck Dave!!

$104

Edwin Baghdasarayan

Well done mate great cause!

$104

Craig Daniels

Good luck Anthony Cheers Craig

$104

Bernie, Richard & Lewis

Good on you David!! Goodluck with the Swim.

$104

Walsh Family

Go Claudia! So impressive! cant wait to hear how it all went!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Harmony Osborne

$104

Kylie Pollock

You can do it David! Great cause and glad its back on this year.

$104

Luke Edwards

Good luck mate, get that Winter dad body out to distract the other teams...

$104

David Sampson Giglio

$104

Pst Project Delivery Team

Brilliant initiative Dave, we're all behind you!

$104

Gareth Troy

Good luck Megs to you, Gareth, Dave and the rest of the team! A great cause.

$104

Benjamin Mair

Eric The Eel round 2. Go Go Wildo!

$104

Mark O'reilly

Well done

$104

Damien Stott

This is awesome mate! On behalf of my mum and my family thank you for taking part in this. We need to raise what we can to eliminate MS.

$104

Richard Umbers

go for it Dave! R

$104

Holly Devlin

Great work Megs, Gareth and all of Team Woods!!

$100

Roni Corne

Enjoy all the swimming

$100

Jane And Peter Roberts

Huge effort for a very worthwhile cause - top job!

$100

Mike Eves

Seriously awesome effort...but don't worry shrinkage won't impact acorns

$100

Geoffrey Askew

Good luck Graeme - great cause

$100

Emma Chalmers

Go Will! Awesome work!

$100

John Butts

Good on you mate. Hope you've had your milkshakes

$100

Richard Umbers

Go Claudia - we will be barracking for the Mudgee Smugglers on the day.

$100

Sonia Muller

$100

Sonia Muller

Go Dave & The Mudgee Smugglers!!!

$100

Martin Pryor

Go Dave!

$100

John Price

Great stuff Will.

$100

David Wood

Mum and Dad

$100

Hancock Lane

Go Luca! 🥰

$78

Chris Haughton

Go Team!

$78

Steve Oosthuysen

$78

Jeff Etherington

Hope it goes well Megan. A good cause.

$78

Alby & Esthers

Fantastic Effort Amber!! Well done! X

$78

Karen And Monty

We are so impressed by your commitment. Well done in advance and love from Karen and Monty

$78

Liz Psychogios

All the best!!

$78

Jo Johnston And Frankie Lee

Good luck Claudia - what an amazing effort!! Jo, Frankie and Harry x

$75

Graeme Rayner

$68

Nic Grogan

Great work Anthony !

$55

Mark Osborne

$54

William Sinclair

$54

Anthony Bates

$52

John Hung

Go the Smugglers in your MS Challenge

$52

Reuben Bijl

Great work David and Claudia. Sending support from the Bijl's!

$52

Summer

Go Amber!!!

$52

Mason And Hamish Christie

We’ll be cheering you on Aunty Amber! What a great effort! X

$52

Rod Seymour

Good luck with the swim Mark and congrats on making a difference. Cheers Rod

$52

Rhian Greaves

Happy to support a great cause.

$52

Sally Darragh

Well done Kirkby’s!

$52

Tamer Avsar

$52

Christopher & Katrina Tucker

Good luck William!!

$52

Marg Walker

Good luck Will, Annabel and Molly

$52

Lorraine Christie

Awesome job well done.

$52

Tom O’hanlon

Good luck guys!! Love Tom O’Hanlon and family

$52

Sam Lavender

Good luck mate!

$52

Christine Boys

Good luck David & Claudia & team! From the Boys Family

$52

Alison Malorey

Swim Like a Dolphin Dave - wishing you the most fun on the way for a very worthy cause.

$52

Ben J Grimes

Good luck!

$52

Neve Mills

Good luck Claudia! Lots of love from the Mills family ❤️

$52

Monika Burgess

Have fun!

$52

Rafique Bhuiyan

Great initiative Dave...

$52

Chrissy Papadopoulos

Dear Megan , You are a true Star and Champ . All the best in your Mega Challenge We support you all the way .

$52

Jenny Park

Go Megan, Go!

$52

Thurka Kuhan

great effort!!

$52

Angela Rayner

Go Grae, enjoy the weekend

$52

Jaz Williams

$52

Nhi

Great cause Megan - good luck with the swim!

$52

Lisa Vanderwert-walsh

Well done David such a great cause. You are so inspirational!

$52

Elise, Clara, Walt, Steph & Hayden Gordine

Good luck, what a great way to fight MS

$52

Cheryl Strong

Go David & Claudia !!! Love the Strong's :-)

$52

James Ainsworth

Good luck mate

$52

Katharine And Ben Cook

Awesome! Go David.

$52

Lyndon James

$52

Bec Lloyd

YAY Mudgee Smugglers! I hope all the training goes well and you enjoy the big day!

$52

Elina Mckerrell

Good luck Will!!

$52

Jodi Sharman

Good Luck on the swim

$52

Karen And Tim Galt

Go Claudia - such a great event and good luck to you all 🐟 xx

$52

James Mciver

$52

Joanne Mcnamara

Have an amazing swim. Hopefully your goggles don’t leak!! ❤️Jo

$52

Joanne Mcnamara

Swim strong... Have fun. It is all for a good cause. Jo

$52

Robert Paton

Well done Dave - hope you go well!

$52

Angela Rayner

Go Dave!!

$52

Gek Hiang Tan

All the Best

$52

Angela Rayner

happy swimming Claudia

$52

Renée Di Carlo

Awesome

$52

Tim Davoren

You have better hair than the Thorpedo, so perhaps you can swim better.

$52

Roger Bareham

Go for it Claudia!! What an amazing thing to do - your mum and dad must be so proud of you! Roj (Dave’s UK college mate)

$52

Varghese Zacharia

Go for it Dave.. Good luck

$52

The Stegmanns

Good luck to you all!!

$52

Narelle Lee

$52

Michelle Brain

All the best Graeme.

$52

Tim

Top job !

$52

Cornell Boys

$52

Greg Kenna

$52

Anonymous

Best of luck AO. The obstacle is the way

$52

Shelley Turner

You make us proud Megs xxx

$52

Jess, Craig, Abi, Maddie And Ella Wilson

Great effort Dave and team! Wishing you all the best for a fantastic swim this weekend... will be thinking of you. Love, The Wilsons

$52

Jasmine Knock

$52

Louise Kuppens

Go Dave!

$52

Teresa Watt

Good on you for supporting such a great cause! We are very proud of you :)

$50

Vacsafe

Go Hoops your a bloody great friend!! So proud of you, give Claire a big hug from me xoxo

$50

Jeff Kam

All the best AO & Team!

$50

Sonia Kew

Best of luck Gareth and team!

$50

Jennifer Price

Thinking of you Claudia and sending all my love. Jennifer xx

$50

Sonia Muller

$50

Anonymous

We are all very proud of you for jumping in to the Mega Swim xx

$50

David Wood

$50

Diny

All the best, Graeme!

$50

David Wood

$50

Anonymous

Go you good thing!!!!!

$50

Alison & Adrian Hayes

Well Done Graeme!

$50

Anonymous

$42

Elaine

Have a great swim Love Mum

$31

Anonymous

$31

Chris Page

Good luck darling

$31

Edin Mahir

Good luck mate!

$31

Anonymous

Go Claudia, hope that you can out swim your dad!! Go the Mudgee Smugglers

$31

Jess

Great work! Go Amber 😊🙌🏼

$30

Christine Chung

What a great cause - good luck Gareth!

$26

Kate Reynolds

Go Lyle Lanley!!!

$26

William Potts

$26

Anonymous

That is a really brave decision to join this type of challenge consider the weather and distance. You are a good model for all of us, showing your determination and perseverance!

$26

Kathy Mcgeoch

$25

Yc

Sacrificing sleep as well for a very worthy cause, good luck n happy swimming!

$21

Melissa Ogier

Great cause - enjoy!

$21

Adrian Chapman

Smash it up Oz

$21

Andrew Terzakis

on your bike son (or should I say, on your boat son)

$21

Shirley Kerr

$21

Jonathan Brunner

$21

Anonymous

$21

Farooq Mannan

$21

Peter Henry

$21

Kumar

$21

Kellie Pound

Go Graeme!

$21

Max Morgan

Awesome! 🙌🏼👏🏼

$21

Janice

Omg the water must be so cold to get into now, we’ll done 🙌 I found it hard enough in the summer 🤣

$20

Tom Beverley

Back for more again this year! Fantastic cause - good luck!

$20

Anonymous

Amazing cause! Enjoy the swim

$20

Eugene Mazzulla

Good luck!

$16

Saul Whittaker

Great fundraising cause Anthony. We have a good friend with MS, so I have some knowledge of it. 5Km is a damn long way for anyone to swim, what a marathon. Wishing you all the best and hoping your in training !

$15

Anonymous

Good luck David! God bless you always

$10

Natasha Peret

Good luck Anthony!!

$4

Mariella Tressel

$3

Anthony Osment

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