Join the Winter Fitness Challenge 2013 to raise much-needed funds for Rosemoor Old Age Home.
GEORGE NEWS - During the month of August, the Fish Eagle Masters Swimming Club invite swimmers of all ages to swim for charity.
The Winter Fitness Challenge (WFC) 2013 aims to raise much-needed funds for Rosemoor Old Age Home. "This is an annual swim challenge organised by SA Masters Swimming Association and held in all the provinces for swimmers to do their bit for a worthy cause," explained Eugene Schoombie, Fish Eagle Masters Swimming Club.
Swimmers are invited to swim for an hour, either individually or as a relay team of four, after which the distance covered will be measured. "If you cannot swim for a full hour it is not important," reassured Schoombie.
Swimmers may enter the WFC Mile Challenge in which they are to swim four different strokes as well as an individual medley. The objective is not to swim the same stroke twice.
Entry for the One Hour Individual Challenge and the WFC Challenge is R20 per swimmer and R50 per team of four swimmers partaking in the One Hour Relay Challenge. An individual may be sponsored for as little as 50c per metre. Schoombie added: "Any donation will be welcome. You can also get sponsors for your swim."
Virgin Active in George will allow non-members to use their swimming pool throughout August provided they produce their ID at reception on arrival. Entry forms for the wonderful challenge are available at the gym.
All members of Fish Eagle Masters Swimming and their guests' distances will be recorded, added together and then entered into a National Club Competition. Swimmers may enter and swim any day, any time of the day and at any swimming pool.
All entries to be submitted by Wednesday 11 September.
In closing, Schoombie said: "Last year we only raised R1 000 and are hoping to double this during this year's challenge." For further enquiries contact Eugene Schoombie on 082 447 8213.
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