I´m doing a huge charity swim in Sweden right now. I´m swimming from the east coast to the west coast, from Stockholm which is Swedens capital, to Gothenburg which is our countrys second biggest city.
This swim, called Sverigesimmet (the Sweden swim), is 600 kilometres long and begun on July 6. I have set stages every day and they range from 11 to 22 kilometres with an exception of one stage reaching 30 kilometres. If I manage to follow my schedule I´ll be in Gothenburg on August 15th.
Right now I´ve completed the first week and then some. I´m in the Baltic Sea working my way south along Swedens east coast and in a few days I´ll reach Göta Kanal, the man made canal that combines natural bodies of water to a blood line of water that ties the heartland of Sweden together!
Sverigesimmet is a charity that is directed towards WaterAid, an international organisation that provides clean water and sanitation to third world countries. As someone who´s been fortunate enough to have been born in a country where clean water comes in abundance it´s almost surreal to imagine not having it. And having it all the time. And as a triathlete and a swimmer since childhood, spending every day in the pool or the lake, it stands perfectly clear that there couldn´t be a more suitable charity tied to my swim than one rasising funds for Clean Water!
My goal is to raise 600000 Swedish Kronor (90000 USD) during these 600 kilometres of swimming.
You can read more about the charity on Sverigesimmets website. You can also donate (even if you´re not Swedish) through our donation site on BetterNow, which is tied to our website.
I´ll post an English written update on my blog every week, as well as a movie! This weeks movie is at the end of the following pictures.