In 2011, a group of friends swam the Hellespont in Turkey to support their friend Weert Jan Weerts who was living with Motor Neuron Disease. Following the positive reaction to the swim, both in awareness raising and donations, in 2012 some of these swimmers organised the first Amsterdam City Swim, where 1,100 swimmers swam through the Amsterdam canals raising money for the ALS Foundation. By 2016 the number had increased to 2100 swimmers who raised over 2 million Euros in donations.
2015 saw the first New Amsterdam City Swim in the Hudson River New York, and in September 2017 the Royal Victoria Docks will be the setting for the first London City Swim.
Join us on 22nd September 2017 from 4pm for an evening of swimming, food and entertainment, helping us to raise awareness and essential funds to help people living with this relentless disease. All funds raised will be donated to the MND Association and Stephen Hawking Foundation for vital genetic research into MND.