Swimming for Sustainability and Water Safety
Swimming for Sustainability and Water Safety29 Sep 2021
The EggOn 100 swim challenge was envisioned by ‘Team EggOn’, composed of Egon Vavrek, John Pesci and Club member and Ultra Endurance athlete Mayank Vaid. They have committed to swimming every day from Sheung Sze Wan Beach to Green Egg Island and back in July 2021 for 20 consecutive days to cover 100km of swimming together.
Team EggOn is raising funds for HK Charity Splash which assist the underprivileged to experience swimming in Hong Kong. They are also supporting a sustainable pre-loved equipment donation campaign along the 100km journey. Donors can either donate funds or declutter their swimming equipment that is sitting idle at their homes or swim clubs to be shared with HK Charities that can distribute them to those who will make good use of the equipment.
The team has been receiving great support from Club members who have donated generously.
By way of recycling equipment, we can go a long way in reducing waste and give equipment a second life.
Green Egg (off the coast of Clearwater Bay) is one of the 263 islands surrounding Hong Kong. With no pier or other facilities, it got its unique name from its resemblance to a green poached egg. The island has very clear waters and a unique range of water life which makes it attractive for scuba diving and snorkelling.