OB Champion Breanna takes on Cook Strait - Outward Bound

OB Champion Breanna takes on Cook Strait

Inspirational, Life after OB, Champions

In the summer of 2018/2019 Breanna will be swimming the Cook Strait to fundraise for Outward Bound.

Breanna's Goal

In November 2017, Breanna Ward completed Outward Bound's 21-day Classic course.

Breanna's goal is to raise $1,000 for OB by swimming the Cook Strait and she's nearly there!

Outward Bound had a huge impact on my life and I want other people to have the opportunity to experience it too.

To get some more kms under her belt and raise additional funds, Breanna will be hosting a Swimathon in December and welcomes anyone that wants to join in!

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Breanna's Watch - Hillary 635

Swimathon fundraising event

How far can you and your friends swim in 2 hours?

Date: Sunday 9th December

Times: Public 12pm - 2pm, User Groups 2pm - 4pm, Staff 4pm - 6pm

Cost: $15pp. Pay at reception.

Where: Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie

  • Entry fees go to Outward Bound
  • Great chance for team bonding
  • Meet new people
  • Challenge yourself
  • Awesome prizes up for grabs


Donations can be made through Breanna's OB Champions page.

Donate here

More information

Teams will have 2 hours to swim as far as they can, with one person from each team in the water at one time and teams swapping out their people as often as they want.

We recommend having a team with between 3-6 participants - depending on how easy or challenging you want to make it, and the skill level of your participants. Participants can swim any style of stroke.

Each team will be responsible for counting their lengths, and the winner is the team that swims the furthest (and gets a prize!) The event can be taken as competitively or as socially as you wish - we encourage all teams to go hard and have fun.

The Swimathon provides an excellent opportunity for swim training and team building, as well getting to know the other user groups of WRAC. 

The event costs $15 per person, which covers the cost of running the event, but largely goes towards Outward Bound as a fundraiser for them to give out scholarships to people who otherwise couldn't afford it.

To enter the Swimathon, get a team together or you can enter individually at WRAC reception.


If you have any questions you can get in touch with Breanna via bre.mckenzie.97@gmail.com , or 027 298 1432.

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