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50km for 5k

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Hi, my name is Simone from Swimwild Escape. I am attempting a monumental 50km swim in September 2024 in Kununurra, Western Australia. I am thrilled - this is a world's first!

I hope to swim the entire length of the Upper Ord River, from the Lake Argyle Dam to the Diversion Dam. Starting at midnight, I won't feel alone as the freshies' eyes follow me!

This is a truly unique place in the world, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to swim in this stunning and pristine body of water. The red cliffs, untouched nature, and rugged beauty are a testament to the wonders of our state, and they inspire me to push my limits for a cause I deeply believe in.

I am raising funds for the volunteer organisation Swim for Refugees. They offer free swimming lessons for people of refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. Many people who come to WA seeking shelter and refuge come from places where they’ve never had the opportunity to learn to swim. Swim for Refugees helps welcome these people to Perth, get them involved with Western Australian culture and community and help form the critical life-saving skill of swimming, which allows us all to join in our lifestyle safely and without fear. This is a cause very close to me, so if you can donate a little or more, that would be amazing!

Your support is greatly appreciated, and I hope it will help me cross the finish line. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Swimwild Escape


Simone Blaser
Bibra Lake WA

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