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Swim4Good Just Got a Lot Bigger(0)

April 17, 2014

Swim4Good was launched on August 2012 by Emily Kunze, Susan Moody and myself with the objective of swimming across the Strait of Gibraltar and raising $100.000 for Worldreader.  On July 11 2013, we reached our goal of swimming across the Strait of Gibraltar and raising $107.800 for Worldreader. After Gibraltar, and as we thought about the future,… Read More ›

Mark getting ready to race

Guest post: From Crewing to Swimming the Strait of Gibraltar

When Emily, Susan and I swam across the Strait of Gibraltar last summer, our friend Mark crewed for us and made a huge difference in our swim.  He wrote a hilarious post about his experience crewing for us. At that point, unbeknown to us, he set an objective to swim Gibraltar himself the following summer.  With six… Read More ›

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Swim4Good Meetup: Cala del Castell (2 Feb 2014)

Este domingo tuvimos un excelente día de natación en la Costa Brava.  11 amigos salimos desde la Cala del Castell en dirección a Cala Estreta.  El plan era llegar a Cala Estreta y regresar a Cala del Castell, un recorrido de unos 4 km.  Nos quedamos a 500m de poder llegar a Cala Estreta porque… Read More ›

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El Mar de Cortés – Junio 2014

(English version of this post is found here) En los últimos meses, Susan y yo nos hemos hecho buenos amigos de Vito Bialla, una persona que vive bajo la premisa de que “cuando vale la pena hacer algo, hay que hacerlo a todo gas”. Como se puede leer en su libro Happiness is a Sharp Chainsaw, Vito ha encontrado… Read More ›

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Swim4Good nominated for 2013 Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Award

We just learned that Swim4Good has been nominated by the World Open Water Swimming Association as one of the finalists for the 2013 Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Award. WOWSA describes the award as follows:  The nominees for the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year are always an heroic and amazing… Read More ›

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New Swim4Good Caps – Do You Want One?

We finally received our new Swim4Good swim caps.  One side of the cap shows a map (with a blue dot in the Strait of Gibraltar) that has the names of all the people who helped us reach  $106.450 in donations to Worldreader.  The other side of the cap has the logos of Swim4Good and Worldreader,… Read More ›

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New Swim4Good Caps – Giving 30 away

In a couple of weeks we will get some awesome new ‪Swim4Good‬ caps designed by our friends at Ocean Factory. We’ve got 30 caps for those who want ‘em, free of charge.  The map = all the folks who helped us reach $106.100 for Worldreader.  If you want one, leave a comment below or send us a… Read More ›

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Mark: The Crew’s View

Our friend Mark was elemental for us during the swim. His account made us crack up- thinking about how many things he was juggling all at once (especially the phone calls). Just see for yourself! On the boat, the first priority for me was my friends’ safety and getting them fed every 45 minutes – in… Read More ›

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We Did It! Underwater accounts by Susan, Emily and Mauricio

Well, we did it! We swam from Europe to Africa and raised over $100,000 for Worldreader– thanks to you! The three of us experienced different things during the swim, so we thought we’d each share them with you. Again, thank you so much for all of your support! Susan Yesterday when we woke up to… Read More ›

Emily is shown pictures of pilot whales swimming very close to the swimmers

Briefing: Curious Whales, Currents and a Final Sprint to Barcelona

Monday we finally met the gatekeeper to the Strait, Rafa Gutiérrez Mesa, from the ACNEG (Strait of Gibraltar Swimming Association) for a debriefing of the swim. Here are the details from the meeting: 1) June 21st. The last swimmable day was June 21st but no one was here to swim it (had we known…). 2)… Read More ›

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