Just received this information for a swim for a very worthy cause. James Anderson who swam with the squad in 2009 and completed his first ever Solo has sadly had to go through the arduous and cruel journey of seeing his young daughter Mimi be diagnosed with leukaemia. She's doing well now through some excellent medical care but the family has decked to organise a charity swim event to give back to the foundation that has helped support Mimi. I have you wish to be involved - it sounds great!
More info from Ceinwen Roberts below:
Entries just opened for the first ever Euroz North Cottesloe Cold Water Classic! Its 1.8km from North Cott to the pylon and back, and all money raised goes to the Leukaemia Foundation! The water temp will probably be about 22 degrees, which for some will be totally fine, but if not, you are allowed to wear wetsuits..and FINS! There will also be prize money for the serious swimmers who decide to just wear bathers!
It will be an awesome swim to start off the season.
If you are wondering why we chose the Leukemia Foundation, this all started when a past Rotto Solo swimmers daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia a few months ago. She is now face with 2 + years of chemotherapy ahead of her, which as you can imagine has turned the Anderson families lives upside down. We wanted something positive to come out of what Mimi has to go through, and she will look back one day and know that she went through all this sickness to help other kids like her.
So thanks to the North Cottesloe Surf LIfesaving club for hosting the event, our naming sponsor Euroz, and many many generous sponsors and supporters, the swim will go ahead on Sunday 5th October! See you all there!