Courtesy of Ori Sela, Haifa, Israel.

On June 2nd, Ori Sela is hosting the second annual Swim from the Heart in Haifa Bay, Israel.

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
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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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