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 Rules & Safety Guide page.

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.

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.

How do I bank my cash or cheque donations?

All cash or cheque donations that you receive in person can be deposited at your local Westpac Branch using the deposit slip in the back of your receipt book. Once you have banked your donations, go to your fundraising page using the 'Login' button at the top of the page. From here, enter the amount under offline donations. Don't forget to send back your receipt book to the address on the front of the book, or drop it off at the registration desk when you check in on event day. If there is no address on the receipt book, please contact us.

Do I have to return my receipt book?

Please remember that your receipt books (used or unused) must be returned to MS when you are finished fundraising, as we must account for each receipt in this book to the Australian Tax Office. Please post it back to the address on the front of the book or if you are finished fundraising by the date of the event, bring the book/s with you and drop off at the registration desk at the event when you check in for your MS 24 Hour Mega Swim.

If you have any questions not covered here, please feel free to get in touch with the MS Events Team via our contact page.

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