My name is Josh and I am 16. This is my second 8 mile. In my first 8 miles, I dedicated my swim to my uncle. This time I’m dedicating this to my mom. She loved me to the moon and back, and she supported me in everything I did, loved her for that. She encourage me to do my first 8-mile last year and she was right by my side every step of the way, even when I wanted to give up. Now I know she will be by my side every time I step into that water. She was one of my biggest supports in everything that did, my swimming, my animal training, and my all the things I do at school. The one thing that she taught me that to believe in myself and she told me that I could do anything if I just believed in myself and she always told me that one day I would get my S.A colors for swimming. I love to use my swimming talent for good and to help others. I have done other charity events like collecting toys for the East Coast Radio toy story drive, raised funds or choc by swimming the Midmar Mile and Rainbows and smiles. Please help me to help others by donating to my swim which is very emotional and proud swim to be doing.
Thank you so much for the help