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News for 2010, May - Show latest items

Speedo Swimwear Offer Extended!

Speedo have given 35,000 pieces of swimwear to World Swim Against Malaria and now all you have to do to get an item is donate a minimum of $5 (the cost of 1 bed net). Donating over $20 will get you a maximum 4 items, all you pay for is postage and packaging.

Speedo have generously donated the items as part of the "Swim around the World" campaign and now donors and sponsors can take up Speedo's offer of swimwear.

And if you are going to get some swimwear why not register your swim first and log your distances to help us collectively swim around the world!


FINA supports World Swim 2010

FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) has declared its continued support for World Swim Against Malaria. In a recent letter to FINA's 202 National Member Federations, FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione said:

"I am delighted this initiative continues to thrive in our sport of swimming. I believe it is a great advertisement for the strength and values of the community of swimmers around the world. I hope you will join FINA in supporting World Swim Against Malaria and in extending the invitation for swimmers to participate everywhere." 

FINA Press Release: Memo_FINA_Speedo_2010_05_20.pdf (90.78 kb)

Climate change may be a 'distraction' on malaria spread

The BBC have reported on a new study by a research group at Oxford University which says that climate change will have little effect on the spread of malaria in comparison with ongoing control measures.

Epidemiologoist Peter Gething and Simon Hay of the Malaria Atlas Project, who also supply the malaria maps used on our own site, said, "the impact of public-health measures such as improved medications, widespread insecticide use and bed nets have overwhelmed the influence of climate change."

The paper was published today in Nature.

talkSPORT and Against Malaria launch Your World Cup Final

talkSPORT, one of the UK's top sports radio stations, and Against Malaria have joined forces to launch Your World Cup Final. Earlier today Against Malaria's founder, Rob Mather was on-air to explain how and why people should get involved (download the mp3).

Simply choose (or make up) your teams and play whenever and wherever you want during the World Cup! In the office, the park or a 5-a-side pitch, it's up to you!

Register your game at AgainstMalaria.com/talkSPORT and you'll get your own customised page on the site where you can tell everyone about your match, provide photos, post match reports and more.  

Michael Phelps joins World Swim

The first of the Team Speedo international elite athletes to join Speedo in this year's World Swim Against Malaria is the swimming phenomenon Michael Phelps! The most successful Olympian of all time will take to the water on June 25th as part of the world's largest participatory swim event.

Speedo has also announced its continued support in the fight against malaria by donating 35,000 items of men's, women's and children's swimwear to those who participate in the swim. By registering as a Speedo Swimmer you can claim an item of swimwear for each $5(US) donated.



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