Do I have to swim for 24 hours?

You don't have to swim for 24 hours individually, but one member of each team must be in the pool at all times during the 24 hour event. Depending on your ability you might swim 200m, 1km or 10kms through-out the event.

Are there rules and safety requirements?

Safety first, all swimmers must be fit and healthy. If you haven't been well in the lead up to the event we recommend checking in with your doctor. All event rules and safety requirements can be found on the About page under Rules & Safety Guide.

What is the role of a team captain?

The role of the team captain is recruit team members; urge team members to help with getting their friends, colleagues and family to get involved; roster the team through-out the 24 hours and motivate the team to fundraise in support of people living with multiple sclerosis.

How many people can I have on my team?

Each event will have varying numbers for maximum amount of team members. Please check the entry form for details. If you have more team members than the amount allotted you will be unable to win the event.

What should I do if I want to register more than one person (eg. a child)?

Each participant will need a separate email to register. If someone in your team does not have an email (eg. a child), please contact our team on 1300 733 690 or [email protected].

Where can I get a printed copy of the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim entry form?

We encourage online registrations, however if you need assistance or require an entry from give us a call on 1300 733 690.

During the 24 hours do I have to bring my own food?

It is always best to bring your personal choice of nourishment to a swim. However, at most swims food by way of a self-service food table with basic food, BBQ or venue cafe is available. If participants have specific dietary requirements, we recommend they take this into consideration in your planning. Also remember if participating at night the cafe may be closed and only vending machines available.

Is the information on your website current?

Yes, we update our website regularly to ensure the most recent information and details are displayed.

If I sponsor someone, can I get a receipt so the donation becomes tax deductable?

Yes, you can get a receipt. Any donation of $2 and more is tax deductible (go to our donation page if you'd like to donate). A receipt will be issued to your preferred email address. Participants taking part can also request a receipt book for offline donations.

I do not have a team - how do I join one?

If you don't have a team please contact us. There are a number of teams who don't have 15 people and are eager for more swimmers. Once you have submitted your entry form, the event manager will contact team captains looking for swimmers and put them in touch with you.

Is there supervision throughout the event for participants under the age of 18?

It is the responsibility of the guardian(s) of participants under the age of 18 to ensure adequate supervision of participants under the age of 18 is available throughout the event.

Interview Opportunities

We can arrange interviews with:

  • Sports celebrities that support the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim
  • Swimmers and community groups that have completed an MS 24 Hour Mega Swim
  • A wide range of multiple sclerosis experts and people living with multiple sclerosis