Organising a Team

Entering a team in the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a great way to have fun exercising with friends, family or co-workers to combine creative ideas and work together to reach your fundraising goal!

When you form a team you have access to your very own team page to make it easier to organise and manage your team and fundraise together.

Teams are usually up to 15 people. If you would like more people in your team check with the MS Events Team to make sure it is possible for your event. If you have more than the maximum number of team members you're still welcome to join in for fun, but you won't be able to win the competition.

There is no cost to enter a team - each member simply pays their own entry fee.

Never Organised a Team Before?

Don't stress - we're here to help! Contact the MS Events Team and we'll answer all your questions about managing a team and send you some more info. We can even put you in touch with one of our many past and present Team Captains who are more than happy to give advice.

Steps to organising a team:

  1. Create a team - register as an individual first and then create a team to become Team Captain. You'll need to have your team name ready to go!
  2. Invite others to join the team - post your team page link on Facebook and Twitter then email all your friends and colleagues asking them to join your team. Each member will need to register themselves for the event. As Team Captain, you need to fill the team with enough swimmers to keep going for 24 hours, so ask everyone you know to join in!
  3. Start fundraising - set a team goal and ask all team members to contribute, or hold a special fundraising event as a team. Keep team members up to date on how you are all going and who is raising the most. If you have the same friends or co-workers, ask sponsors to donate towards the team as a whole, rather than individual team members, by donating online via your team page.
  4. Swim - make sure your team are well-informed about the swim, know their roster and are ready for the big day!. Then you can all enjoy the experience of working together to swim for 24 hours for someone who can't.

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