Carina’s 20km Swim For Hope Across Nelson Mandela Bay

20 February 2020 (standby dates 29 Feb & 1 March)

Capetonian marathon swimmer, musician and mother-of-three Carina Bruwer is planning to attempt a 20km crossing of Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth, in support of Muzukidz, an organisation that offers underprivileged children the opportunity to learn the violin.  The ultra distance swim attempt is planned for 28 February, with 29 February and 1 March being standby dates in case of unfavourable conditions.

TRACK CARINA’S ATTEMPT LIVE!!

Carina’s progressed will be tracked on mapmytracks.com!  CLICK HERE to follow the challenge.  You will need to register a free account – it will just take a minute (whilst the swim will take a bit longer 😊)

 

MUZUKIDZ is an NPO that offers free intensive violin tuition to township children, in an effort to change lives through music. After 5 years working exclusively in Cape Town, Muzukidz has now also opened a branch in Port Elizabeth.  Operating from Settlers Park Primary in Walmer, Muzukidz has one teacher in PE, who has taken 50 young children from townships in and around PE under her wing. Children are taught at no cost to the families and Muzukidz relies solely on external funding to cover costs for teachers, instruments and teaching material. The organisation hopes to be able to appoint a second teacher and reach 150 children by mid-2020.

Swim For Hope is a fundraising platform through which open water swimmers can dedicate a solo or group swim, or individual race participation, to a worthy South African cause.

Carina Bruwer founded Swim For Hope in 2014 as a fundraising platform through which open water swimmers can dedicate a solo or group swim to a worthy South African cause.  Since its inception, Swim For Hope has raised over R600,000 for different charities, in addition to media coverage to the value of more than R1 million.

The project’s current beneficiary is MUZUKIDZan organisation that offers underprivileged children the opportunity to learn the violin. 

After 5 years working exclusively in Cape Town, has now also opened a branch in Port Elizabeth.  Operating from Settlers Park Primary in Walmer, Muzukidz has one teacher in PE, who has taken 50 young children from townships in and around PE under her wing. Children are taught at no cost to the families and Muzukidz relies solely on external funding to cover costs for teachers, instruments and teaching material. The organisation hopes to be able to appoint a second teacher and reach 150 children by mid-2020.

“When I had kids, my priorities changed and although I kept up my fitness in the pool, extreme swimming naturally had to take a back seat.  I did however miss open water swimming and the ocean was calling my name loudly, but embarking on a big swim is so time consuming and takes up so much of one’s energy…  So I made a deal with myself: if I was going to swim again, I needed to do it in a way that was not just for my own enjoyment; I had to swim to make a difference – I had to SWIM FOR HOPE!” Carina

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