A Metre for a Mariner

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Calendar icon Event Start: 6th July 2021, 00:00:00
Calendar icon Event End: 6th November 2022, 00:00:00
Pin icon Event Location: Hong Kong
Support Dim, the son of a seafarer, to swim 1,647,500 metres in 489 days in support of seafarers worldwide.

In the words of Dimitris Seirinakis, MD at The American P&I Club / SCB Management Consulting Services (China) Co., Ltd.:

There are about 1,647,500 seafarers worldwide serving on internationally trading merchant ships. In service of humanity – from the legends of exploration to delivering bananas to the Baltic – they have long endured challenges unfathomable to us landlubbers. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, is decimating their ranks – both physically and mentally – as much, if not more, than our land-based frontline workers. Yet, their sacrifice goes unnoticed outside their industry.

I decided I wanted to help. So, I devised a challenge just the right balance of torturous and doable to make me focus and commit. My aim is to swim a metre for each seafarer out there: a total of 1,647,500 metres.

Dim plans to swim 1,000 swims or less in 16 months, a distance of roughly a 1,000 miles. Most of his swims will be around Clearwater Bay, in the Sai Kung District of Hong Kong, where he lives.

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