2023 MS Megaswim in Hobart
The 2023 Megaswim was held in Hobart on 7 October. The challenge is for each team to achieve a 12 hour continuous swim, with one swimmer following another (10 am to 10 pm)
The aim is to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Charity through sponsorship.
There were two Masters Clubs teams this year :-
Tomatoes and Huon Valley Aquatic (HVA). HVA were also supported by 3 Talays Club members who filled in the first 3 hours.
As at 18 October a total over $25,000 was raised.
Congratulations to all the fundraisers and teams. Youth Award 🏆: Ruby Smith Best Dressed 👕: Tomatoes Swim Club Overall Winning Team 🏆: Tomatoes Swim Club
Highest individual fundraiser 🏆: Matt Williams $3,161- Tomatoes 🥈Runner up: Rob Peart $2,288- Tomatoes 🥇Runner up: Sophie Witter $1,279 - Tomatoes Highest fundraising team 🏆: Tomatoes Swim Club over $10,00 🥈Runner up: Huon Valley Aquatic over $4,000 Both the Tomatoes and HVA teams made a considerable effort for the 'Best Dressed' competition
The final distance swum by the HVA team was over 35 km, and were a bit peeved to be pipped by the Tomatoes.
In the friendliest of competitive spirits they hope to squash them into sauce next year! The team took out the biggest splash competition, with Adrian taking the big leap.
HVA are still fundraising with a Pennicott raffle, to be drawn Friday 20 October.
Teams and individuals can still be sponsored on the following link
photo above:- The HVA team More photos can be found in the Photo Gallery
The Tomatoes Team
Lou Hill, Jose and Mendelt Tillema from Talays who swam with the HVA team