Make a Splash to Fight MS at the MS Swimathon in Redcliffe

MS Swimathon
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Editor’s note (13.5.2022): Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding heavy rainfall at the Redcliffe War Memorial pool, the My Health Team MS Swimathon fundraising event for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been postponed until further notice.

Registration is now underway for the MS Swimathon in Redcliffe, a swimming challenge and fundraising event to support the wellness needs of those living with multiple sclerosis.

Seven sites across Queensland, including the Redcliffe War Memorial Pool, will host the MS Swimathon on Sunday, 15th May 2022, where hundreds of swimmers in teams of four are expected to dive and raise money for the cause. 

Since 2018, Redcliffe has raised over $31,000 after participating in the MS Swimathon with My Health Team as the sponsor.

“It’s a great day out for anyone looking to take on a challenge for a good cause. Passionate swimmer or not, we welcome everyone to get involved. It means the world to those affected by MS and their families,” said MS Queensland’s Fundraising Events Manager, Claire Hughes.

“We have so many enthusiastic teams who take part every year that dress up and give it their all on the day. We’re so thankful that Redcliffe is excited to have us back.”

“Working with MS for years, My Health Team’s Physiotherapist’s, Exercise Physiologists, Dieticians and Psychologists continue to sharpen their skills and collaborate to help those with MS get the most out of life,” Andrew Simpson of My Health Team said.

Some 4,000 Queenslanders live with multiple sclerosis, a common condition of the central nervous system.

According to the experts, the average age of MS diagnosis in Australia is 30 years old, with women more likely to be diagnosed three out of four times than men. This lifelong condition has no cure but vital studies in recent years have been encouraging. 

The funds raised for MS Swimathon will go to the services provided by MS Queensland to MS patients.