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 via Go for Gold Scholarships. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and often debilitating 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.