Proceeds from the event to go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Love swimming, challenging yourself and donating to charity? If you’ve answered yes to all three of the questions, then make sure to sign up for the 2KM Winter Series Open Sea Swim competition, a 3-race swimming competition whose first race is set to start on the 19th of November, 2016.
Bernard Farrugia, Race Director
We met up with Bernard Farrugia, the Race Director, to better understand what drove him to launch this charity event: “Earlier this year, I received a call from my cousin telling me that she was offering me an extra ticket she had for a spot at the Virgin London Marathon 2017 on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust”.
In order to participate in the London Marathon, one can qualify to enter by either beating set times, being drawn via the public ballot entry system, or else by participating in aid of a charity and raising funds through a fundraiser.
Bernard got the opportunity to participate through the latter option. “Being an athlete myself, the choice of event was immediately that of organising a private sports event. After discussing a myriad of ideas with a friend of mine and many other people coming from various sporting backgrounds, through many formal and informal meetings, I decided to organise a 2KM Winter Series Open Sea Swim, with funds collected being donated to a Cystic Fibrosis Trust.”
All swimmers will be presented with a medal for participation after the last race. A €30 donation allows swimmers to participate in 3 races, or else one can choose to participate in individual races for a €12 donation per race. Interested swimmers can register through the website www.maltaopenseaswim.com. All donations can be done through Pay Pal.
We at BMIT are one of the main sponsors for the event.