St Leonard’s College, in association with MS Australia, is preparing for our Second 24 Hour MEGA SWIM on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June. The swim will begin at midday on June 17 and we are expecting huge support from the student body as well as the broader College community. Last year we collectively raised over $15,000 which directly sponsored two young women living with the disease. The swim involves up to 12 teams competing throughout the night to swim the most laps and raise the most funds.
You don’t have to be a super fish to enjoy this event; the focus is on participation, community spirit and raising funds for people living with MS.
Did you know?
Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system and affects over 20,000 Australians. The average diagnosis of MS is 30 years old. MS affects three times as many women as men.
The 24 Hour Mega Swim event raises funds for MS Australia's 'Go for Gold' Scholarship program. 'Go for Gold' scholarships are awarded to people living with Multiple Sclerosis covering a broad range of categories including education, travel, sport, music, the Arts and employment. MS Australia aims to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on all individuals affected by the disease, their families, carers and the community by offering a wide range of assistance, services and equipment.
MS Australia's goal is to assist everyone affected by MS to live life to their full potential and secure the care and support they need, until we ultimately find a cure.
If you are keen to be a part of this fantastic event you can pick up a registration form
the Hawkes Sports Centre, the Middle School office or the Upper School office or download one from here.
We look forward to your support whether that is in the pool or assisting us to raise funds.