Tips for the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim

With the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim approaching quickly we have compiled some helpful tips for you and your team while you complete the 24 hour challenge to help raise much needed funds for multiple sclerosis.

When it comes to the actual event the main rule is someone from your team must be in the water at all times. A helpful tip may be to create a swimming roster to make sure everyone knows when they are swimming. Also make sure that each swimmer is swimming for a reasonable amount of time they feel comfortable with and can adequately swim to ensure everyone can complete they event safely (we don't want anyone passing out or collapsing). A very important tip is to make sure you get plenty of rest and make sure you stay hydrated with fresh and non-chlorinated water!

The main aspect of this event is fundraising money to help people with multiple sclerosis. Firstly, create a manageable target of how much you want to raise. Next, start out your fundraising by asking friends or family if they would be happy to donate any amount possible to the cause. If you want to get creative in trying to raise as much as possible than try something like a fundraising event such as a morning tea, sausage sizzle or trivia night. Get creative and motivated to raise those funds!

See some more ideas about how to go about fundraising.

Lastly, make sure you have fun and encourage everyone participating! Not only is this a fundraising event but it is a fun event to push yourself and enjoy the company of friends, family and meet new people.

To register or donate visit the Mega Swim page.

MS 24 Hour Mega Swim

This year Monash Sport is proud to be holding our biggest ever MS 24 Hour Mega Swim event at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool. The Mega Swim is a fundraising event that aims to help raise as much money and awareness as possible to help support people living with multiple sclerosis, a horrible disease that strikes Australians in the prime of their lives with the average age of diagnosis being only 30 years of age.

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun relay style team event which sees teams having a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours the event is on. Don't let this scare you, this doesn't mean one person has to swim for the entire 24 hours. Each team can have someone in the water for as little as 10 minutes or for as much as 3+ hours, whatever people are comfortable with doing, as long as someone from the team is in the water at all times.

This year we are aiming to raise over $20,000 for MS, with teams (with 15 participants or less) who raise the most money and swim the longest distance winning a prize.

The atmosphere of the event should be electric which will make for a super fun event. So get your friends involved, make a team, and push yourself to the limits for a great cause!

The event kicks off 10am Saturday 24 September and ends 10am Sunday 25 September

For more information on the event click here. To register your team or donate click here.