Marc Forrest is raising funds for Chad Le Clos Foundation


Please join me in raising funds for this honorable cause, by donating to my goal of swimming all 8 miles of the largest open water event in the world, The Midmar Mile. 

The last 2 years has been quite a journey for me personally. You can read my whole story about why I am doing this here ->
The team from MySwimPro also did a great write up on my journey here ->

The Friends of The Swimmers Trust maintains 3 core objectives. As a parent with 3 very active swimmers, Learn to Swim & Drowning prevention are key areas in ensuring that "Every Child is a Swimmer"

The 3 main objectives of the Swimmers Trust are: 


The Trust promotes and provides Learn-to-Swim opportunities to communities on the North Coast of KZN.  Learn-to-Swim programs are in place namely: LIV-Village School, Maidstone Primary, Verulam Independent School, Imballito Hope College for Autism and Crawford Prep North Coast.

Recognition, Funding and Support to South African Elite Swimmers

South African Swimming Federation cannot financially support our swimmers and the Trust assists Elite swimmers with their travel costs to international competitions. Without this assistance our swimmers cannot afford international exposure.

Sport and Education

The Trust identifies talented swimmers within its programs by offering long term guidance and support which allows them a career in professional sport.

Friends of Swimmers Trust supports Kwa-Zulu Natal Biathlon. The Association encourages athletes from previously disadvantaged communities to get involved in both running and swimming in a safe and controlled environment. 

All athletes, from all walks of life, have the opportunity to grow and develop together to become great individuals and team players

The Chad Le Clos Foundation will team up with Friends of Swimmers Trust at the aQuellé Midmar Mile 2020 and together will raise funds as charities of the exclusive 8 Mile Club, to advance the development of swimming, identify and support talent and give young athletes opportunity to have a career in sport.

overall progress

raised R12 500,00 goal R12 000,00



Name Message Donation
Nick Leitch What a legend we support you all the way! R500
M J My inspiration !!! Proud of you brother R250
Grant & Cand Slev Cheering you on! R500
Spoors Family Wishing you a great swim Marc. You are such an inspiration. We will be cheering for you! R300
Glynn All the best Marc. You are an inspiration to all those around you....and you're a nice guy on top of that. Good luck buddy. Swim nicely. The Hughes' R200
The Lott’s Good luck from the Lott family R200
Swim elite Good luck, and enjoy it!!! R500
The Ginn family All the best Marc. We hope you reach your target! R100
Mark R300
Louis Good luck Marc!! R1 000
Lyn Day Amazing what you have achieved so far and still will achieve - from this non swimmer Gogo . R200
Greg Go you good thing..... R300
Trinity FX R200
Wellbe Clan Buddy - we are rooting for you! You have SO got this! R500
Neale You got this R1 000
Liesl Marshall Wow! You are such an inspiration!!! R1 000
Chris Smith R1 000
Vida Roux Good luck Marc R800
Vanessa Harker Good on you!!! R750
Mason Family Good luck Mark !! R1 000
Clare Inspiration thank you for all you are doing love all at litter4tokens R500
Lesley Forrest You got this babe! R1 000
UK R100
Graham Knight Inspiration!! R100
Anonymous Good Luck Marc. Know you will smash it! R150
Shaun Trennery Keep going! R50

Friends of Swimmers Trust including the Chad Le Clos Foundation
011 083 84 83