simma för livet poster

Swim and Helping People

swimming pool

swimming pool

I just have two of my favorite thing done in a same time same place today. Swimming and charity! There is this sports provider company Medley, Swim Sweden and WaterAid are doing collaboration and campaign called Simma För Livet. It translated as “Swim for Life”. Everyone is invited to swim for free in all of the Medley’s swimming pool throughout Sweden. Every meter swim, 10 cents will be donated to WaterAid to provide better sanitation and clean water for those who lacks of clean water and safe sanitation. This campaign happened only one day, but they are having this once a year. They also have some target to accomplish. This is for total swim distance as far as entire coast of Sweden, which is 2580 kilometers.

When I know this event from a friend, I know that I will not miss this one. Three of us went to Sollentuna swimming hall to participate in this event today. There are quite many people already inside the pool when we arrived. We actually did not have target and just want to do our best. By the end of the swim, Kamal and Suci swim 1100m long, while I did 1250m.

When we register our swimming distance to the staff, we can also see the total distance swam in real time. It was around 2pm when we leave and the goal is 75% reached. I’m pretty sure that by the end of the day, when the sports hall closed at 9pm, the goal will be reached.

It feels pretty good after a good sport and at the same time being able to contribute to charity movement.

Shall we all join the next Swim for Life?

the entre of swimhall

the entre of swimhall

me and the staff

me and the staff

simma för livet poster

simma för livet poster

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2 Comments

  • Satu
    Satu • 26 Jan 2016 at 3.14 am Reply

    Hi Adzkia,

    I am sorry that I missed your comment in my post and just replied now. Is it okay that I answer in English? So you ask me about membership of sports center in Stockholm ya?

    So it varies and depend on the center itself. Some sport center have more branches than other center. Like this gym called Fitness24Seven, who have more than 20 branches in Stockholm, currently have promotion where you can get their membership for as low as SEK199 per month.

    Some university or companies (if you work) give you free gym membership too. For example in my university KTH, they give the first year of free gym membership. great huh!

    Do ask again if you want to know anything else. do not hesitate 🙂

  • adzkia • 14 Nov 2015 at 11.56 pm Reply

    Hai kak Satu.. menarik banget kak ceritanya. Kak saya mau tanya di stockholm buat dapat membership di sport center berapa biayanya?

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