Swim dayWell, swim day is finally here. My first swim is at 7pm, filling in for someone, then home for dinner and back for another, longer swim a bit later. Sadly, my training this week has been pretty lacklustre. I’ve only had one swim, albeit a very pleasant one at Richmond Pool, so I guess I am well rested for the next 24 hours. Thanks to the generosity of you all, I am currently the fourth highest individual fundraiser. First, second and third are quite a bit ahead, and the fifth highest individual fundraiser is just $33 behind, so who knows where I will end up. But at the end of the day, that’s not important. I have well and truly exceeded my original goal of $1000 and all $1,750 pledged help fund the MS Go For Gold Scholarship Program, enabling people living with MS to follow a dream. Thanks again.
One week to go...This time next week I will be recovering from ‘The Swim’. I think the early morning sessions with the squad are paying off, so feeling relatively strong in the water. Will swim late Friday night and very early Saturday morning, and again Saturday afternoon. If you are near the Fitzroy pool between 6pm Friday and 6pm Saturday, drop in, it’s a great atmosphere. I decided to raise my fundraising goal to $1500, in the hope of getting a few more donations in this final week. Thanks again to all who have generously donated. Cheers, Peter
Back in lockdownWell, Melbourne is back in lockdown, but hopefully only for a few days. Still, I am conscious of how hard it is for small businesses. And I was going to complain about not being able to have a swim. Take care everyone. Look after those you love and those you don’t even know!
Thank youA huge THANK YOU to each of my donors. Your generosity enabled me to reach my target of $1000 in just 4 days! Woo hoo. Who knows, the amount raised may grow further in the coming weeks.
I’m in training...I’ve joined a swim squad! Never thought I would but with the encouragement of a friend, Lawrence, I thought I would give it a go. Despite the 5.30 wake up two times a week (will I ever get used to it??), I’m enjoying it. But I now realised how bad I am at any stroke other than freestyle. And as for kicking ...meh! In other swimming news, I’m also teaching myself to tumble turn. I’ve been watching You Tube for tips, then going to the pool to practice. I’m yet to incorporate it into my lap swimming but slowly building confidence! Many thanks for the terrific response to my fundraising efforts so far. Always humbled by the generosity of family, friends, colleagues and friends of friends. Px
I'M TAKING THE CHALLENGE TO FIGHT MS!
I have decided to again participate in the MS Mega Challenge (formally known as the MS 24 Hour Swim) on Friday 26th February to help raise money for people affected by MS.
This is a fundraiser that I have supported for the past two years, and prior to that I did a couple of MS Melbourne Cycle 50km rides. I realised riding was not my thing when I wanted to throw my bike into the bay at about the 32km mark, and catch a bus home.
Why am I taking part in the MS Mega Challenge?
Two beautiful friends of mine, Karen and Sara, live with MS. Their positive attitude, generous spirit, intelligence, humour and kindness enriches my life and the life of their family and many friends. And, having fundraised for MS over a number of years now, I have learned that many of us know people who live with MS too. So, we're all touched by MS.
To show my appreciation, love and support for Karen and Sara, and others affected by MS, the least I can do is don my speedos, swim cap and goggles and toss my middle age body into the pool to swim my little heart out. I LOVE being in water, so it’s not too big an ask.
The very generous support of family, friends, colleagues and friends of friends has enabled me to exceed my fundraising goals in past years. In light of the challenges we have all faced in the past 12 months, I have set a smaller target for this year, to raise just $1000 for MS. There are so many worthy causes, so I understand that many people are already committed, but If you are in a position to donate, I would be most appreciative.
Have a wonderful 2021.
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Thank you to my Sponsors
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