Project AWARE: FINtastic Trio Swim Around Koh Tao in 7 Hours 56 Minutes!

31 Jul

This article is courtesy of Project AWARE.

Project AWARE Finathon 31.7.13How far could you swim for sharks? The Master Divers FINtastic trio swam 22.5km around Koh Tao in 7 hours 56 minutes!

Sensational swimmer Gene completed the first leg of the relay (3.6km) in 1 hour 15 minutes! A huge congratulations to Finathon Swimming Champs extraordinaire Wilco, Ayesha and Gene.

An around-the-island snorkel boat followed the swimmers giving people the chance to snorkel, cheer the swimmers on and look for sharks at sites where they are known to frequent.

The swimmers were welcomed back to the island to celebrate at the Finathon Finish Line Party featuring fire twirlers, fabulous prizes and great friends who helped raise an amazing $2,260 through raffles and auctions. Coupled with online sponsorship this record breaking challenge places Master Divers in first place at the top of the Finathon Team Leaderboard.

Project AWARE Finathon 2 31.7.13Besides training for the big swim Ayesha also gave weekly shark conservation talks to educate people about why sharks need our protection. And Gene received some fabulous well wishes from the students at the school she teaches at in South Korea. It’s amazing to see our Finathon champions inspiring support in all corners of the globe.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who supported our Master Divers champions www.finathon.org/masterdivers

Read the full story here.

Thank you to all PADI Members and Dive Centres who support Project AWARE. Please look out for more alerts from Project AWARE on how you can get involved. 

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