Welcome to the website of Swimathon! Swimathon is a four-week community fundraising campaign culminating in a community event that, this year, will NOT be held in and out of water in a pool due to the pandemic situation, but ON SOLID GROUND. During the campaign fundraising “ambassadors”, including me, are inviting you to be part of an exciting initiative and support a good cause. In addition to taking on a four-week, personal challenge in a sport activity of choice, targeting a minimum distance (see categories below), we're also fundraising to help these programs turn into a reality.
I like this project because I am also convinced that we would need more dialogue, trust and bonding. 30 years’ work in local development has convinced me that local initiatives can be jump starts in connecting people. I will walk 100 km in Vienna, where I live. I will take photos of places that tourists may not know but are great to chill between your “serious programs”. I offered 100 km because I would like to collect 100k HUF (300 Euro/350USD)… …and a second reason: with 50 km I would be in the category of sharks (=”cápák” in the table above). With 100 km I can feel a dolphin.