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Team Swim4Good
Fundraising page for Susan Moody, Mauricio Prieto & Emily Kunze
  • My Goal:
  • $100,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $109,861
  • # of Donations:
  • 237
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Welcome to Swim 4 Good's Fundraising page!  We're Susan, Emily and Mauricio: 3 ordinary people who are trying to do something extraordinary for social good.  On July 7th, 2013, we'll swim from Europe to Africa, and with your support, we hope to raise $100,000 for a cause we love: Worldreader.  

The Strait of Gibraltar is the body of water that separates Europe from Africa and where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic.  Swimming it is renowned as one of the toughest swimming challenges around with fewer people having succeeded than have climbed Everest.  Only 600 people have successfully swam across the Strait since 1928, and only 90 of them have been women. The Gibraltar swim is one of the “Ocean’s Seven”, the open water swimming’s version of the Seven Summits. Due to the influence of strong currents which prevail in the Straits swimmers cannot take the most direct route and have to depart from close to the Spanish fishing town of Tarifa and swim between 18.5 and 22km across the currents to a rocky outcrop of Morrocco.  It's going to be hard, to say the least!  You can read more about the Gibraltar challenge in our blog: www.OWswimming.com.  

We are also people who love to read.  We simply can't imagine our lives today if we hadn't had access to books and that's why we love the work that Worldreader is doing.  Worldreader is an amazing non-profit working to transform reading in the developing world by providing digital books via mobile technology.  

$100,000 would mean tens of thousands of children and families would have the books they need to change their lives. 

Donate now. 

The process is fast, easy and secure. We truly appreciate any support you can provide. 

If you can’t make a donation at this point, help us reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!  Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page.

Thanks so much for your generosity!

PS- We've caught the attention of serious athletes who all agree that swimming Gibraltar is crazy, but the cause is awesome! (PS- not sure why Mauricio isn't in most of these pics, but he's the heart and soul of the team)

Super stud, Rafa Nadal wanted to know about all the weird fish in the sea and we compared work-out wounds..

FC Barcelona star, Alex Song, couldn't express his excitement about the work Worldreader is doing in his continent. He hails from Cameroon.

Former Barça player and coach, Pep Guardiola asked about the distance and kept a Swim4Good cap!

Former Top 5 ranked in the world tennis star Tommy Robredo said: "Os deseo mucha suerte en cruzar  estrecho... Eso si que tiene mérito!!!!"   (I wish you lots of luck in crossing Gibraltar- that certainly has a lot of merit!") 

Olympic Open Water swimmer Damien Blaum has given us invaluable training advice.  Here we're on a boat 5kms from the Spanish shore and are about to jump in with giant tunas and race to shore.  He crushed us, by the way!

 

 

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Welcome to Swim 4 Good's Fundraising page!  We're Susan, Emily and Mauricio: 3 ordinary people who are trying to do something extraordinary for social good.  On July 7th, 2013, we'll swim from Europe to Africa, and with your support, we hope to raise $100,000 for a cause we love: Worldreader.  

The Strait of Gibraltar is the body of water that separates Europe from Africa and where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic.  Swimming it is renowned as one of the toughest swimming challenges around with fewer people having succeeded than have climbed Everest.  Only 600 people have successfully swam across the Strait since 1928, and only 90 of them have been women. The Gibraltar swim is one of the “Ocean’s Seven”, the open water swimming’s version of the Seven Summits. Due to the influence of strong currents which prevail in the Straits swimmers cannot take the most direct route and have to depart from close to the Spanish fishing town of Tarifa and swim between 18.5 and 22km across the currents to a rocky outcrop of Morrocco.  It's going to be hard, to say the least!  You can read more about the Gibraltar challenge in our blog: www.OWswimming.com.  

We are also people who love to read.  We simply can't imagine our lives today if we hadn't had access to books and that's why we love the work that Worldreader is doing.  Worldreader is an amazing non-profit working to transform reading in the developing world by providing digital books via mobile technology.  

$100,000 would mean tens of thousands of children and families would have the books they need to change their lives. 

Donate now. 

The process is fast, easy and secure. We truly appreciate any support you can provide. 

If you can’t make a donation at this point, help us reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!  Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page.

Thanks so much for your generosity!

PS- We've caught the attention of serious athletes who all agree that swimming Gibraltar is crazy, but the cause is awesome! (PS- not sure why Mauricio isn't in most of these pics, but he's the heart and soul of the team)

Super stud, Rafa Nadal wanted to know about all the weird fish in the sea and we compared work-out wounds..

FC Barcelona star, Alex Song, couldn't express his excitement about the work Worldreader is doing in his continent. He hails from Cameroon.

Former Barça player and coach, Pep Guardiola asked about the distance and kept a Swim4Good cap!

Former Top 5 ranked in the world tennis star Tommy Robredo said: "Os deseo mucha suerte en cruzar  estrecho... Eso si que tiene mérito!!!!"   (I wish you lots of luck in crossing Gibraltar- that certainly has a lot of merit!") 

Olympic Open Water swimmer Damien Blaum has given us invaluable training advice.  Here we're on a boat 5kms from the Spanish shore and are about to jump in with giant tunas and race to shore.  He crushed us, by the way!

 

 

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Mary and Nate Ford
42 day(s) ago
Mary Ford
"congratulations on an impressive attempt at crossing the sea of cortez! love, mary and nate"
donated $2,000.00
nancy bulkley
53 day(s) ago
nancy bulkley donated $50.00
Frank Sole
168 day(s) ago
Frank Sole donated $50.00
Sheila Marmon
231 day(s) ago
Sheila Marmon
"You all are amazing! So proud of the Swim4Good team."
donated $200.00
Declan Cassidy
254 day(s) ago
Declan Cassidy
"Hi guys, Message from my daughter Ciara (10 yrs old - doesn't have her own credit card!) This is money I got for my birthday. I love reading and really liked the videos and pictures on your site. Keep up the good work (and well done on your swim). Ciara C."
donated $100.00
Worldreader
Worldreader - Hi Declan, this note made our week! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Can you please pass this note to your daughter Ciara? Dear Ciara, we are so touched by your generosity to donate your birthday money to Worldreader's mission. Your kindness is helping people all over the world improve their lives. You, Ciara, are helping create a literate world and you should be proud of that. We are lucky to have supporters like you! Sincerely and your #1 fan, Nadja Borovac, Senior Marketing Man via Nadja Borovac
Nov 11, 2013 11:29 am
James Hare
388 day(s) ago
James Hare donated $200.00
Team Swim4Good
Team Swim4Good - James- super nice of you! Thanks so much!
Jun 29, 2013 8:20 am
Worldreader
Worldreader - Dear James, On behalf of the entire Worldreader team and the children and families that we represent - THANKS! We really appreciate you supporting Team Swim4Good and Worldreader. All the best, Nadja Borovac, Marketing Manager, Worldreader via Nadja Borovac
Jul 4, 2013 7:39 am
Jedd Wider
390 day(s) ago
Jedd Wider donated $1,500
Isabel Prieto
402 day(s) ago
Isabel and Enrique de la Madrid
"Mucha suerte Mauro y Susan!!!! Admirable lo que harĂ¡n y por tan buena causa!!! "
donated $250.00
Margaret Crotty
414 day(s) ago
Margaret Crotty
"In support of Susan's swim and the event in NYC this week"
donated $500.00
Cecile Prieto
442 day(s) ago
Cecile Prieto
"Good luck for the team and congratulations for your support to African children. "
donated $100.00
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