Consol Breath World Ocean Day Swim Media Release

 No: WODS2204

24 May 2022

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Written By : Dave Macleod

Consol Breathe World Oceans Day swim postponed

Durban – Following a second devastating bout of rain along the KwaZulu-Natal East Coast organisers of the Consol Breathe World Oceans Day Swim have taken the decision to postpone the event scheduled for next Saturday, 4 June.

The event was lined up to coincide with World Oceans Day and the swim is an important fund raiser for Breathe Conservation who’s work includes educating the public on the impact that single use plastics have on our oceans.

Event organiser and environmental activist Sarah Ferguson felt that the event couldn’t go ahead with the conditions in the ocean off the Durban coast as they are.

“We have had to postpone the event due to the devastating state of our oceans after the floods this past weekend,” Ferguson said.

“Also coupled with the fact that we have raw sewerage flowing into the ocean because pipes have not been fixed we have made the big decision to postpone our event for the safety of our swimmers.

“We will still be having the event when we have clarity on when it will be safe to swim in the ocean again but for now unfortunately we have had to put it on hold.

“For those people that have entered we will be in touch about making a plan to reimburse you or carry your entry over to the new date.”

More information is available at

Social media : @BreatheConservation

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Organisers of the Consol Breathe World Oceans Day Swim have taken the decision to postpone the event following the second bout of devastating floods that hit the KwaZulu-Natal coast and with the condition of the ocean as it is organisers had to look after swimmers safety.
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