Join Naro for part of his 24-hour fundraising swim
ISLANDERS have the chance to join in for a portion of Naro Zimmerman’s 24-hour swimming challenge.
The Guernseyman is currently training to swim non-stop for 24 hours to raise funds for two local charities. To give Naro moral support and to help to raise more money for the charities, This Is Epic and the Eleanor Foundation, teams are invited to join him for an hour during his challenge.
Swim24 starts at noon on Saturday 7 September in the pool at St Sampson’s High School.
Throughout the 24 hours, teams of up to six people can secure a one-hour slot to challenge themselves to swim as far as possible within that time. Mr Zimmerman said swimming up and down on his own is lonely, so seeing friendly faces and knowing people have given up their time to support him will give him a real boost.
‘I think that between 1am and 5am is going to be the most difficult part, because obviously your mind’s going to wonder why you aren’t sleeping, but you just have to push through it.
‘So it will be brilliant to have teams swimming alongside me and I’ll really appreciate the support.’
The cost to enter a team into Swim24 is £500, with 100% of the entry fee going directly to This Is Epic and the Eleanor Foundation.
Funds raised from the challenge will allow the Eleanor Foundation to develop the Shallow Well Programme, delivering clean and sustainable water to rural communities in north-west Tanzania.
This Is Epic will use funds for its latest project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, enabling marginalised communities to rise out of poverty through the development of village savings and loans groups.
n To enter a team for Swim24 go to www.race-nation.com/swim-24-2019 or contact Louise Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07781 425550.