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British Universities

The British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) brought World Swim For Malaria to the attention of the universities in the UK by sending out a simple email.

University swimming captains started to hit 'reply' and said count us in and the numbers grew. Simple really.

The plan is to link all the universities involved by adding together the distances they swim and, by considering the swim to be due west and from a 'starting point' of Leeds (why not - they were the first university to come forward - Latitude: 53:47:52N, Longitude: 1:33:01W), work out where on the planet's surface the combined swim ends up. Middle of the Atlantic? Newfoundland or Quebec? Gulf of Alaska? Aleutian Islands? Maybe the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia?

A fundraising 'sweepstake' is being planned where you make a guess in degrees, minutes and seconds. They are going to have some fun with this!

A geography department is being sought to help with adjudication. Volunteers anyone?

Most of the swims are being organised by the swimming clubs at the universities but many are partnering with community service groups so that students across the university and not just squad swimmers are involved.

In the coming weeks, the universities involved will be shown on the map below. And soon after 3rd Dec 2005 you can find out where they ended up.

Total Raised: 9,848 LLINs (US$ 42,793)
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23 Swim to Africa...Potentially! Southampton England 26 Feb 07 0
25 Imperial College Swimming & Waterpolo Club London England 01 Dec 05 62
1 Rachel Smith London England 13 Dec 05 37
1 Michael French Photos London England 02 Dec 05 53
1 Cairsty Grassie Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 20
1 Eva Mahler Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 11
1 Rebecca Khor Photos London England 09 Dec 05 55
1 Luke Daines Photos Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 65
1 Marie Donnelly Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 29
1 VAL JOHNSTON ABERDEEN Scotland 03 Dec 05 38
1 Feena Kavanagh Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 47
1 shona fleming aberdeen university north sea dip Scotland 03 Dec 05 211
1 Tom Blasdale Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 27
1 Lindsey Duguid Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 44
1 Sharon O'Loan Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 54
1 Camila Henriques Photos Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 83
1 Anon Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 31
1 Mike Billingsley Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 95
1 Beth Temple London England 02 Dec 05 140
1 Rab Archibald Photos Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 11
1 Jeff Chu Photos London England 03 Dec 05 30
1 Julia Mitchell Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 50
1 Stephanie Chu Photos London England 02 Dec 05 102
1 Spike Baird Photos Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 71
1 Nicky Langridge-Smith Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 21
1 Sarah Parker London England 02 Dec 05 73
1 University of Manchester Swimming and Water Pol… Manchester England 03 Dec 05 94
1 Hannah Brindle Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 11
1 Ashwin Venkataraman Photos London England 02 Dec 05 69
1 Brendan Howard Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 35
1 Jo Clements Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 13
1 Frances Buckley Photos Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 49
1 Ka Kay Ho London England 02 Dec 05 105
1 Erika Cule Photos London England 02 Dec 05 68
1 Claire Whittaker Bedford England 30 Nov 05 27
1 Clare Chandler London England 02 Dec 05 292
1 FRS Team Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 248
1 Matt Foster Photos Exeter England 03 Dec 05 140
1 Greg Robinson Photos London England 02 Dec 05 132
1 Laura Bolton London England 02 Dec 05 27
1 Lucy Elkins London England 02 Dec 05 33
1 Becklormar Fithellivan Photos Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 377
1 Alina Serafin London England 02 Dec 05 47
13 Exeter Brass Monkeys Exeter England 03 Dec 05 0
1 Natalie Gulliver London England 02 Dec 05 9
1 Suzanne McDermott Edinburgh Scotland 10 Dec 05 8
1 Kirsty Franklin Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 96
6 Barts & The London London England 01 Dec 05 0
1 Sheona Campbell Photos Aberdeen Scotland 03 Dec 05 38
1 Rob Hughes London England 02 Dec 05 265
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