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Swim from the Heart to be Held on Friday, May 28th

Publication Date: 5/25/2021 10:30 AM

“Swim From the Heart - Cape Carmel” will be held to raise awareness of and mobilize funding for research for preventing sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents.

A Past Swim from the Heart Event. Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.
A Past Swim from the Heart Event. Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.

Hundreds of swimmers including children, teenagers, and adults are expected to participate in this year’s annual “Swim from the Heart”, which will be held on Friday, May 28th, 2021. This is the swim’s sixth year.

Rambam researchers are leading cutting edge research of sudden cardiac death in Israel and the world”, explains Dr. Michael Halberthal, Rambam's General Director. “A lot of progress has been made in recent years, thanks to our researchers, and we are able to save more lives and prevent SCD in high risk groups. I call you to join us and support this incredible cause. Come to Haifa and swim with us with all your heart.”

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The swim is led by the Haifa Municipality Sports Authority in cooperation with Rambam Health Care Campus, and there will be three heats: "Amateur" (900 meters), "Intermediate" (2.5 km), and "Advanced” (4.2 km), in which the participants will swim around Cape Carmel.

The swim has become a tradition in the city, promoting the special social-medical goal of saving lives by raising awareness and funds to promote Rambam-led research for predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death among children and young people up to the age of 35.

  • The long 4.2 km "Advanced" heat will be launched from Haifa’s Bat Galim Beach [near the lower cable car station] at 07:15.
  • The 2.5 km “Intermediate” heat will be launched from the Carmel Beach at 07:30.
  • The 900-meter “Amateur” heat will be launched from Dado Beach at 8:45.

The swimming courses will be marked with buoys and the swimmers will be accompanied by rescue and medical teams in boats and kayaks.

The swim joins a series of recent water sport events in Haifa, including "The Bay Rower", during which dozens of Sap surfers rowed from Acre to Haifa, the "Storm Rider" surfing competition, and the surfing competition held on the open beach.

For more details and to register, visit the Shvoong website.

Click below to view a view from the 2019 Swim From the Heart Event