Swimming for our Seas

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I am swimming 35km to try and raise $3500 for two non-profit organizations that will help to preserve our oceans and its wonderful sea life

Otago

Hi everyone!

I am once again planning on taking part in a pair of epic swims on February 19th and 20th, 2022 hosted by the Fiordland Endurance & Adventure Racing Society. One event is a 12km river swim down the Waiau River. The second event is a 35 kilometer journey from the shores of Te Anau to those of Manapouri by traversing across lake Te Anau, down the Waiau river, and along lake Manapouri. These two attempts wouldn't be possible without the support of Dunedin and the opportunities for swimming and enjoying the coastal ocean.

As such, I want to take this opportunity to give back to Dunedin by raising funds for two non-profits that will help to sustain the amazing ocean and the wildlife it contains. Our Seas Our Future and the Sea Lion Trust are two major organizations that have direct impacts to save and preserve the wonderful ocean for us and our future. Anything you could donate for their cause will go towards helping them complete the amazing work they do!

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30 Days to Go: Some hard work  21 January 2022

The last 4 days have been a huge training block. 2 training swims for 9kms, 2 strength training sessions, and 3 surfing sessions (including surfing for 7.5 hours on the 19th of January to maximize a cyclone swell. Yikes that's a lot of paddling!).

Clearly you can see just how energetic I am after all this. Even with my boundless energy, I'm taking a rest day today, which will let my back adapt to the volume of swimming i've just subjected it to. But what it really means is I have way too much time right now to make gigantic plans for some more great training next week!

Shoot for the stars and hopefully my body will be able to follow through. Just keep swimming!

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