15 March 2018
It's a little bit crazy and a lot of fun
"What on Earth!"
The Nude Dude Swim is a non spectator event where swimmers will register to swim 100m and raise funds through their individual sponsorship to participate. Participants must be over the age of 18 to join in this adventure in the water - without our clothes!
"Where on Earth?"
The location will be within 20 minutes drive of the Tauranga CBD and will be closed to the public for this event. The swim will be held at high tide - that's 6.30-7.30ish on the evening of 15 March 2018.
"Why on Earth?"
We were inspired for this event by the Sydney Skinny - we want to create a fundraising event that celebrates who we are no matter our size, shape or gender. Part of the inspiration for this event came from seeing footage of a Sydney Skinny with women who had mastectomies without reconstruction taking part and celebrating being alive.
We are so lucky to have the bodies we have and its wonderful to feel the sun and water on our skin as we bare all for breast cancer.
"Just how naked do we have to be?"
We will provide very cool sarongs for you to wear on disrobing, that you can wear to the water's edge where you drop your sarong and dive on in. The swim route is a 'there and back' so that you can come back to that precious sarong for when you get out of the water.
"How does it work?"
Individuals or teams of up to four register for the swim. Once you've registered you encourage your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you via a givealittle page. Minimum sponsorship required is $300 for an individual or $1000 for a team of up to four. There's amazing prizes up for grabs for the individual and team that raises the most money. All funds raised go to the Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga Trust to support those in the Western Bay of Plenty who have breast cancer.