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Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Vietnam Triathlon; 11 September 2010

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 2, 2010

The Vietnam Triathlon is back on - saving kids' lives

Dear Volunteer!

In its 4th year running, the is back, on the 11th of September in Hoi An. This year, the organizer, Tribob is offering a 40 per cent discount on race fees for any volunteers in Vietnam. Tribob has also committed 50 per cent of your participation fee to the Tribob Hoi An Children’s Swimming Program (further information below).

The race will kick off on the palm-fringed sands of stunning Cua Dai Beach then wind its way through tropical hinterland which is home to many of the country’s major historical treasures.

Designed as a unique destination event, this action-packed weekend caters for all ages and all levels of triathlon experience and features the following races:

    • Olympic Distance Triathlon: 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
    • Sprint Duathlon: 3.5km run, 10km bike
    • Kids Aquathlon: 200m swim, 1.5km run
    • Heritage Ride: 60km or 120km ride

You can race individually or as a team!

For your discount code and more information about how to register please email or phone 0915 324 614.

The Singapore-based Vietnam Triathlon organizer, Tribob, initiated the Children’s Swim Program to give Vietnamese kids basic swimming skills and other water safety skills, as part of a long-term goal to raise the standards of swimming and water safety in Vietnam. Water safety awareness is a serious problem in Vietnam. Based on UNICEF’s data, an average of 10 Vietnamese children die every day from drowning, which is the biggest cause of accidental death among kids in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Swans are a supporter of the Tribob Swimming Program in Hoi An. At our ANZAC Friendship Match in Vung Tau earlier this year, we raised over USD1,000 for the program. Jo Stewart, the Program Manager of Tribob, has advised that some of the children from the Program will compete in the Triathlon and will wear shirts with the Swannies’ logo on them.

Every year to conclude the swim course, 30 – 40 of the most swim-adept kids are selected to take part in the Kids’ Aquathlon that is part of the Vietnam International Triathlon.

The Tribob Hoi An Children’s Swimming Program now in its 3rd year has received a very enthusiastic response from the kids, the schools and the parents, and has equipped more than 1000 kids with water safety skills that are likely to save some lives.

For more on the Tribob Hoi An Swimming Program, click .

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