Brendan OHagan is raising funds for Mandeville Disability Swimming

I will be swimming all 8 miles in February 2019 to raise funds for a disability swimming club, Mandeville Disability Swimming [MDS]. I would like to personally raise as much as I can so I am leaning on my greater network to support this initiative, within their means. Over the past few years I have come to know the Mandeville community well, and you have my assurance that this charity is well governed and is an extremely worthy cause.

MDS has as its primary objective the development of swimming in Central Gauteng’s disability communities at all levels.

With a grass-roots focus on schools for children with a physical disability, mainly in black communities, MDS supports programs for:

  1. Learn to SwimTM - Every person who learns to swim represents a life potentially saved
  2. Swimming talent identification and development
  3. Preparation of elite swimmers for SA Nationals, World Championships and Paralympics

The project to create a centre of excellence for disability swimming at MDS began in 2009 and has developed well during the following years, though not without challenges, many of them financial. The average cost of supporting one swimmer through the swimming year amounts to almost R20 000.

Your donation will go a long way to supporting the MDS  objectives.

overall progress

raised R11 000,00 goal R10 000,00



Name Message Donation
Sandra cox Very cool! Good luck! R450
Ali Bye You have our full support R350
Pete Good Luck Brend R1 000
Basil O'Hagan Good Luck Chap, it will be a great achievement!!! We are all behind you. R1 000
Gina Caskie Go for it Brendan, one MILE at a time, JUST FOR TODAY :) Be in the Moment - enjoy the training R200
Julie O’Hagan Gooo Brend!! Love Jules, Brad and Sienna R2 000
MD coward Swim well! R1 000
Kristin Purves Good luck, Brennie! Thank you for doing this. R250
Kyle O’Hagan Proud! Keep going! R2 000
Hendrik Bronkhorst R1 000
Nic Clowes R250
Victor Hiemstra Swim straight R1 000
Gina Luzzatto R500

MDS is home to the largest and strongest squad of disability swimmers in South Africa

082 8076948