Swim from the heart May 27th Haifa open water swim



Swim from the Heart- Cape Carmel  27.05.2016

The First International Sister City Haifa–San Francisco Swim Meet
Supporting Rambam Health Care Campus
Friday, May 27, 2016



Have a Heart and Swim from the Heart!

Join hundreds of swimmers from around the world on Friday, May 27, 2016, by participating in the first international Swim from the Heart meet in Haifa, Israel.  Swim from the Heart will raise awareness and critical research funds to predict and prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) in children and adults–the number one natural cause of death in the United States and worldwide.

Inspired by open-water swimmers in Northern California, participants are asked to give of their strength, passion and resources to swim in one of four heats (ranging from 1 km to 7.6 km) in the Haifa Bay—all in support of SCD research at Rambam.

For our friends traveling from abroad, you can expect a travel itinerary filled with additional unique swim opportunities to the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tel Aviv. Hotel accommodations, scenic touring and group meals will be arranged based on participant interest. Email Inbar Shahaf at [email protected] as soon as possible for more information and pricing.

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) patients exhibit no warning symptoms until the fatal incident, making prevention difficult. In the young, SCD is usually due to inherited genetic disorders that may result in the death of otherwise healthy individuals. Particularly tragic is the sudden death of a young athlete with no previous exhibited physical problems. Clearly new approaches are needed to enable early detection, prevention, and management to assure a promising future for people at risk for SCD.

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and most active academic medical center in Northern Israel, serving more than two million residents. Rambam is located in beautiful Haifa, Israel, a city known for coexistence, research and medical device development. The synergy created in Rambam’s cooperative ventures in science and technology with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and high-tech industry is a unique asset not shared by any other hospital in the world.

The Bench-to-Bedside Center for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death at Rambam will initiate multi-disciplinary and collaborative SCD research between Rambam experts, Technion researchers, and medical industry. This cutting-edge research will contribute to the development and implementation of new preventive and therapeutic strategies to detect and manage SCD in the young, whoever and wherever they may live.

How You Can Help. Join us for an opportunity of a lifetime and register today for the first international Swim from the Heart in Haifa, Israel at (list webpage or have a button “Click Here”).

Follow our simple online tools to create a personal web page, set a fund raising goal, and sign up sponsors to support this important cause. If you cannot join us in Haifa, then sponsor a swimmer, recruit others for the swim, or match swimmers with potential sponsors by visiting (list webpage or have a button “Click Here”).

For more information, contact…

Ori Sela professional manager of the swim [email protected]

How Can You Help?

This coming Spring, May 27 2016, four heats will be held in the Haifa Bay near Rambam, ranging from 1 to 7.6 kilometers. Swimmers from around the world will make every stroke count as together they Swim from the Heart to support critical research into sudden cardiac death.

Help us make waves by spreading the word to your friends, colleagues, and family.

Three ways you can help are to:

  1. Make a gift, big or small to help us achieve our goal!
  2. Spread the word! Tell everyone you know—family, friends, and community—about our goal and yours.
  3. Set your own fundraising goal on your own page in minutes. Then ask friends to help you reach it. give2gether tracks your progress and lets you see how your friends respond.


Swimming Heat Details

With the taste of summer in the air we will arrive at the Haifa Bay. Swimmers will jump the waves and begin swimming along the curves of the bay with a magnificent view of the Carmel mountain range sweeping down to meet the shore. Joined by the thriving underwater life, giant sea turtles, and an occasional playful dolphin, swimmers will affirm life with each stroke as they Swim from the Heart.

Participants will gather shortly after dawn at the Café Midrachof on the Haifa Bay Promenade (near booth 3 on the Zamir Beach). Following registration, the swimmers will be taken by bus to their various starting points.

The swim route will be marked by special buoys; boats and kayaks with rescue teams and medical staff will be along the entire route in case of need. The heats will not be timed. However, medals will be awarded to all swimmers completing their track. In addition, a special prize cup will be presented to the first three swimmers completing each heat.

Swimmers have a choice of four different heats. All swimmers will meet at the Café Midrachof.

Heat 1, triple-track, 1 km: This heat is good for amateur swimmers age 15 and up. Swimmers will gather at 07:30 am and begin swimming at the beach outside of Café Midrachof.

Heat 2, single-track, 2.4 km: This heat is good for amateur swimmers age 15 and up. Swimmers will gather at6:30 am and begin swimming at the beach outside of Café Midrachof. The heat begins at 7:45

Heat 3, single-track, 4.5 km: This heat is good for amateur swimmers age 15 and up. Swimmers will gather at 5:30 am at the Café Midrachof and then be taken by bus to their starting point. The heat begins at 7:15 am.

Heat 4, single-track, 7.6 km: This heat is for Expert Swimmers only age 18 and up. Swimmers will gather at 5:00 am at the Café Midrachof and then be taken by bus to their starting point. The heat begins at 6:30 am. The organizers reserve the right, at their discretion, not to approve the participation of swimmer.

You can register for one of the heats at the Register for a heat to Swim from the Heart at Shvoong.co.il.




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Heat Details Early Registration Closes May 19 at 11:59 pm Late Registration Closes May 25 at 10:00 am On-site Registration (based on availability)
Length: 1 km

All ages from 12?

NIS 40 NIS 100 NIS 100
Length: 2.4 km


NIS 60 NIS 100 NIS 100
Length: 4.5 km


NIS 100 NIS 130 NA
Length: 7.6 km

Experience Swimmers

NIS 150 NIS 200 NA


Registration closes on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 am, with no exceptions!

Hope to see you swimming with us soon, and don’t forget swim from the heart or don’t swim at all!!

Love water world team





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