Swim For Life

€12,148 of €13,000 goal

Raised by 215 people in 32 months
Rapid integration of refugees into society is critical to Germany’s success in this European crisis.  Money beyond government funding is required for multiple projects, provisions and urgent services that are currently overstretched e.g. donations (clothes, shoes, bikes), translators, volunteers expenses, skills training, German teachers and resources for language courses.
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Team Results list;

Expat Babes - Lengths 137 - 3.43kms
Profi Team - Lengths 146 - 3.65kms
Team McMullan - Lengths 77 - 1.93kms
Family Phillips - Lengths 179 - 4.48kms = Furthest!
Michael Phelps' Children - Lengths 158 - 3.95kms
ESO Team A - Lengths 164 - 4.1kms
ESO Team B -Lengths 164 - 4.1kms
ESO Team C - Lengths 164 - 4.1kms
BIS Athletics - Lengths 120 - 3.0kms
BIS CC - Lengths 108 - 2.7kms
Primary Team - Lengths 120 - 3.0kms
Friday Fab4 - Lengths 124 - 3.1kms
Blinn Family - Lengths 90 - 2.25kms
The Four Amigos - Lengths 131 - 3.28kms
Family Holland - Lengths 139 - 3.48kms
DynamSANZ - Lengths 111 - 2.78kms
Sea Lions - Lengths 151 - 3.78kms
AquaNin Japan - Lengths 128 - 3.2kms
Elisabeth Sommer Relocation - Lengths 106 - 2.65kms
The Theoretical Dolphins - Lengths 101 - 2.53kms
Swim For Refugees - Lengths 141 - 3.53kms
Swim Across the Schools - Lengths 172 - 4.3kms
Lions Multinational 1 - Lengths 112 - 2.8kms
St George's Staff Lane 3 - Lengths 102 - 2.55kms
St George's Staff Lane 4 - Lengths 162 - 4.05kms
St George's Lane 5 - Lengths 122 - 3.05kms
St George's Lane 6 - Lengths 90 - 2.25kms
St George's Lane 7 - Lengths 124 - 3.1kms
St George's Lane 8 - Lengths 96 - 2.4kms
St George's Lane 9 - Lengths 87 - 2.18kms
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What a day!

Congratulations to the 30 teams that swam a total 91.5kms in 5 hours and raised so much to really help integrate Munich's refugees. It was an event where everyone involved in whatever capacity, showed great energy, excitement and a positive “can do’ attitude.

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Team Family Phillips set the record of the furthest distance swum in the hour of 179 lengths (4.48kms). Congratulations! The Sea Lions team of under 14yrs, managed a very respectable 151 lengths (3.8km). The Swim Across the Schools team comprised of Dr Chrissie Sorenson, Director at Bavarian International School, Adam Smith, Deputy Director at St George’s School plus swim coaches Heiko Horn at Munich International School and Ben Krodel at PHORMS, and the team swum the second furthest with 172 lengths, 4.3km.

Thank you to the HVB Club for the use of their beautiful pool, Riedel Immobilien for their generous sponsorship, SZ for their media coverage and the Ampercussions band of refugees from Haimhausen "Amper Camp" for entertaining everyone so well.

A great job!
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Well done Team BIS City Campus who have smashed their target already . So we will be extending their goal beyond 400. Brilliant ! Keep going - just three more weeks.
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Amanuddin came from Afghanistan (so does not qualify for asylum) and could not read or write in his own language, because the Taliban would not let them go to school. He now lives with 100 other men in portacabins in a Bavarian village. The local Helferkreis organised for him (along with 30 other similar men) to be sent on a specialist ABC course to learn German, which costs €7,500 for the basic 300 hours.

Now, he has enough German, and was proud to say that he was able to read a poster advertising a Bike Flea market in Munich. He traveled there to buy himself a second hand bike, as there are not enough donated for all the men, which meant he had almost no money to eat that month, but is proud that he now frequently rides to Dachau to the job center.
"A" now has enough German to buy a bike
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€12,148 of €13,000 goal

Raised by 215 people in 32 months
Created April 13, 2016
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Fabian Müller
27 months ago

I am sponsoring Louise Holland's team, Münchener Freiwillig - wir helfen e.V

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Stefan Kehrein
27 months ago

Cash donation made to me in Kaulbachstrasse.

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