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2018 MS Mighty Swim wrap up

1st March 2018

Another MS Mighty Swim has come and gone, and again we have been overwhelmed by the incredible support we have received from our 14 teams who took the time to come out and push their bodies to the limits—all to raise funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis in SA and NT.

This year we had a total of 331 participants jump in the pool across the weekend to raise over $90,000!! This is the first time the event has been run by the SA staff after a number of years where MSWA ran the event. We have been extremely humbled by all of the positive feedback received from our participants and the City of Unley.

MS Society of SA & NT CEO Andrew Ellis said, “I was thrilled to be part of this year’s MS Mighty Swim, swimming more than a few laps myself—with my sons joining me in the water too! It is so humbling to see the passion and contributions of so many who fundraised in support of people with MS.”

“I really enjoyed meeting a number of our supporters and clients at the event and look forward to next year!”

The event kicked off at Unley Swimming Centre on Saturday 10 February and continued through the night until midday the following afternoon (Sunday 11 February). The Atlantis Frogs swam the most laps in 24 hours, finishing on a huge 699 laps. It was an extremely close finish though with Pedare finishing only 25 laps behind with 674 laps; and the Kingfishers finishing with 654 laps.

Our attendees were treated to an array of activities across the weekend. Costume hour was a huge success, as well as the ever popular Sunday morning yoga session. There was plenty for the kids with a blow up waterslide and a dedicated pool. A pink blow-up flamingo was the star of the show though as it swam its own lap for MS and was then auctioned off to two lucky winners.

Thank you to our swimmers, sponsors, volunteers and supporters for helping us to make this year’s event a success. Thank you also to our Project Manager Lucy, and Event Organisers Alexandra and Karen for making sure this year’s Mighty Swim was one of our best yet.

Keep a look out on the MS Society Facebook page and our website for details on next year’s event.

Congratulations to our prize winners:

Highest Individual Fundraiser Leslie Chisholm (Team MS)

Highest Individual Fundraiser Juliet Mazur (RAH Emergency Department) with the help of her brother Joey Mazur

Highest Fundraising Team RAH Emergency Department

Runner-up Highest Fundraising Team Red Hot Oompa Loompas

Most Laps Swum Atlantis Frogs

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2018 MS Mighty Swim wrap up