On 21 August, Tuoi Tre News ran a story by Minh Phat titled, . The Vietnam Swans’ Adrian Enright and the Hanoi Oi’s netballers are driving the fundraising component of the race for Swim Vietnam.
The is reproduced below.
The running event Sapa21 Challenge Race will be organized on September 9 in the tourist hotspot Sapa in northern Vietnam, with some participants to take the event to raise funds for poor children in the central region.
The fund raising participants are from the Vietnam Swans Aussie Rules football team and the Hanoi Ois Netball team. They are raising money for Swim Vietnam, a charity which provides free swimming lessons to children and trains adults as swimming teachers.
The event will offer 21km and 10km races on the date.
If you are unable to take part, you can feel the charity atmosphere with Swim Vietnam and other participants by donating directly with any debit or credit card by clicking or visit .
All money raised will go directly to Swim Vietnam. It costs around $25 for helping a child go through the whole program and know how to swim, and $300 to sponsor a whole class.
Since its inception in 2008, Swim Vietnam has taught over 3,500 children and trained over 60 adults to be swimming teachers in the central province of Quang Nam. In 2012 alone, 1,500 children got free swimming courses.
Free swimming courses start from the beginning of March until the end of September every year to avoid the remaining time of the rainy season. Each program lasts 6 weeks.
Swim Vietnam has four swimming pools in Luong The Vinh school in Hoi An, in Palm Gardens Resort Hoi An, in Nam Phuoc 3 school and Duy Chau school in Duy Xuyen District.
- To see a short You Tube video by Swannie, Adrian Enright, about the race and raising money for Swim Vietnam, .
- For more information on the Sapa 21km Challenge, .
- Read the article on the Vietnam Swans website: Swannies and netballers run for swimmers in Sapa21 Half Marathon, dated 21 August 2012
- To see other articles about the Vietnam Swans that have appeared in the media, click here.