IN just four days, this year’s 24 Hour MS Mega Swim will see more than 100 swimmers from across six teams take to the water for the swimming marathon, with 89 year old local resident, Laurie Phillips joining them for his fifth year.
Held at Aquamoves in Shepparton from 12pm on Saturday, January 31 to 12pm on February 1, this year’s MS Mega Swim hopes to see $25,000 raised to add to the total of more than $70,000 raised in Shepparton over the past four years.
Member of Alphabet Soup swimming team, Damien Stevens said, “All members of the community are invited to join one of the teams or create their own team for this exhilarating event. Donations can also be made online to teams.
“The 24 Hour Mega Swim is one of the fastest growing community events in Australia with approximately 30 events held annually across the country.
“The funds raised provide scholarships and financial assistance to some of the 23,000 Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
“It’s not too late to register or donate. Come along and have a dip if you don’t wish to stay for the entire 24 hours or just come by and support those that are.”
Laurie said, “I’ve done the mega swim for the past four years and it’s a grand way of raising money.
“I’ve actually got my son and my two grandchildren joining me in the water this year, which will make this swim all the more special.”
For more information about the 24 Hour Mega Swim or to register a team, visit www.msmegaswim.org.au or call 1300 705 341.