Melbourne Swim Classic 2015

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Photography by Anh Luong

Melbourne Swim Classic participants dive deep in support of Victorian charities and the local swimming community

Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda beach was awash with colour and activity when the Melbourne Swim Classic took to open water on February 28th.

After its successful debut in 2014, the Melbourne Swim Classic has secured an abundance of reputable charity partners, including Swimming Victoria and The Alfred Foundation.

Event founder and director Floyd Taylor was inspired by his personal connection to swimming; born with a rare blood disorder, which resulted in over 500 hospital admissions with recurring chest infections and 28 bouts of pneumonia, Floyd took to swimming as a means of strengthening his lungs.

Taylor is proud to have founded an event that allows him to give back to the swimming community and said of the carnival: “My experience with not-for-profit organisations is that they can have an immensely positive impact on a person’s quality of life, as they have on mine. Melbourne Swim Classic is an opportunity for me to give back to those who have been a huge support to me throughout my life”.

In 2014, the Melbourne Swim Classic raised $27,109 and aimed to raise $100,000 this year.

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