Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Alexander Dale Oen

On February 14, 2013 the global swim event "Swim for your Heart..Feb14" will pay tribute to Norway's champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen who died at the age of 26 from a heart attack while attending the Olympic training camp.  He was unaware that he had heart disease.   The global swim event encourages swimmers from recreational athletes to elite, to go for a swim on February 14 and send a donation to their favorite Heart charity or program.  In some countries, swimmers have invited their local medical team to come to pool side and offer free blood pressures, free cholesterol test and information on a heart healthy lifestyle.  So far, swimmers from 23 countries will be participating.  If you plan to participate and your country is not on the following list, please contact me. patgallant.charette@gmail.com
The 2013 list of countries:  England, USA, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, France, South Africa, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Bolivia, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Poland, India, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Morocco, Georgia, Iran, Netherlands.

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