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Locals to take to water like fish for mega swim

David Lee February 3, 2016

LOCALS will take to the water like a fish for an exciting 24 hours of fund and awareness raising fun, with the return of MS Australia’s exciting 24 Hour Mega Swim event.
Held at Aquamoves Shepparton from 12pm on Saturday, February 6 to 12pm Sunday, February 7, the community is being encouraged to get involved by joining one of the teams, creating their own team or by donating online.
More than 40 swimmers in five teams are expected to line up for the 2016 swim marathon in Shepparton.
Community host, Damien Stevens said, “This will be the seventh time the event will be held. In its first six years, the Shepparton 24 Hour Mega Swim has raised over $100,000. This year organisers are hoping to raise another $20,000.
“My mum has had MS for 30 years. The first 25 years she did pretty well, only experiencing a few ‘attacks’ here and there, but the last five years have been tough. She’s now in a wheelchair most days. Her fighting spirit and commitment to being an awesome mum both inspire me to get involved each year.”
To register, or join, a team for the Shepparton 24 Hour Mega Swim, visit www.msmegaswim.org.au