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Swimming for Freedom

July 16, 2018

In a few days, on Sunday 22 July, I’ll be taking part in the 2018 Bosphorus Swim, a 6.5 km (4 miles) swim from Asia to Europe down Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, one of the world’s most iconic open water swimming events.

This will be my third year doing the swim. And this year, I’ll not only be swimming on my birthday, but will also be joined by our largest group of swimmers to date, including a team from one of our founders, Legatum.

Our 10 swimmers have committed to raise funds for The Voice of Domestic Workers, a UK-based charity run by migrants that empowers domestic workers to stand up against discrimination, inequality, and all forms of exploitation – most notably modern slavery and domestic servitude.

This is a cause we all believe in, and one we’ll happily swim to raise funds for. Modern slavery affects over 40 million people around the world, including thousands right here in the UK.

None of us are professional swimmers, but as we push ourselves to complete this swim from Asia to Europe, we can move the needle a little further in the fight against modern slavery. We’ve been training hard over the last few months so that, as a team, we can complete the Bosphorus swim and support a worthy cause.

Our team has set up a fundraising page. Please support us, and together, we can help end the scourge of modern slavery!

Written by
Nick Grono