Sela explains, “Swim from the Heart raises awareness and critical research funds to predict and prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) in children and young adults. SCD is a major cause of natural cause of death worldwide.
Last year in our inaugural event, 650 swimmers took part in the swim. We expect a similar number of swimmers this year with 10 swimmers coming from the Unites States.
Rambam Health Care Campus has created a week full of amazing experiences and trips for these swimmers who will travel such a long way to help raise awareness and funds for this important cause.”
For more information, visit here. The event has already raised US$42,712 of its stated goal of US$200,000. The schedule is as follows:
May 30th: Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv check-in
May 31st: Drive to Jaffa for a city tour of Tel Aviv and an afternoon warm-up sea swim and welcome dinner
June 1st: Travel to the northern coastal city of Netanya for special Water World swimming session with Ori Sela. Travel to Caesarea, a port city on the Mediterranean Sea to tour ruins and sites in the ancient town. Travel to Haifa for another welcome swim.
June 2nd: Head to start of the 7.6 km, 4.5 km, 1 km swims on Dado Beach, followed by a traditional Jewish Shabbat dinner at Dan Carmel Hotel.
Heat 1 of 7.6 km is for highly experienced swimmers 16 years and older. Heat 2 of 4.5 km is for experienced swimmers 14 years and older. Heat 3 of 2.6 km is for above average amateur swimmers 13 years and older. Heat 4 of 1 km is for amateur swimmers 12 years and older.
June 3rd: Tour Nazareth in the Galilee region and Yardenit along the Jordan River. Travel to swim in the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) and visit Capernaum.
June 4th: Travel to the Dead Sea and Jerusalem.
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