Kim's Big Blue English Channel Swim

In 2024, I will swim the English Channel for Blue Dragon!

On July 24, 2022, I swam my first 20km ultra-marathon open water event in Queensland (Australia) to raise money for Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation to rescue victims of human trafficking and to raise awareness about Blue Dragon’s mission and strategy to end human trafficking in Vietnam. Together we raised $20,565.25 and rescued 6 victims of human trafficking!

My next dream, is to swim the English Channel for Blue Dragon, raising money and awareness with every stroke along the way.

Raising $200,000 will end human trafficking in 10 villages across the mountains of Vietnam. Money raised will send kids to school, build houses for families in crisis situations, buy livestock for families, train villagers to identify and prevent human trafficking and support survivors of human trafficking to rebuild their lives.

My 'window' for the swim is July 26 to August 1, 2024.

So far, I've completed two of my three giant English Channel training and qualifying challenges:

  1. Palm to Shelly 26km swim which I swam on March 11, 2023
  2. I tested the waters - so to speak - in June 2023 and attended the Cold Water Training Camp and Qualifying Swim, managing to qualify 12 months early! (I'll attend two more qualifying events next year - one in Melbourne and one in Sydney - to continue to build my cold water tolerance.)

The third challenge will be the Port to Pub 25km swim to Rottnest Island in Perth, Western Australia, in March 2024

Your support means the world to me and even more to people whose lives we will save.

Together, we can change the world! From England to France... one stroke at a time!

Honour Roll

“Cpongrats Kim on qualifying for the English Channel swim. yYoure so committed and courageous. Loved your guest blig on why youre doing this to stop trafficking:) lesley xxx”

$1,000.00

Lesley Treleaven
May 27, 2024
NSW, AU

$50.00

Lizzie Vu
May 24, 2024
NSW, AU

$100.00

Peter Brownlie
May 23, 2024
Missouri, US

“So impressive!!”

$100.00

Rachel Szekely
May 23, 2024
NSW, AU

$25.00

Ivan and Edith Bowskill
May 21, 2024
NSW, AU

$7,545.24

Sydney Trivia Night 2024
May 16, 2024
AU

$20.00

Dave Saxby
May 16, 2024
QLD, AU

$100.00

Anna-Rosa Baker
May 13, 2024
NSW, AU

$100.00

Huy Pham
May 11, 2024
Ohio, US

“Sorry I couldn't make it to Trivia Kimmie - I hope it went swimmingly!”

$200.00

Roz Noble
May 5, 2024
NSW, AU

“Trivia”

$2,000.00

Jude Allen
May 4, 2024
NSW, AU

“Enjoying the Fund Raiser”

$300.00

Michael Zador
May 4, 2024
NSW, AU

“you're the best”

$25.00

Philippe Wilmotte
May 4, 2024
NSW, AU

$1,015.00

Anonymous
May 2, 2024
AU

“GO KIM !!!!”

$150.00

Phil Wilson
Apr 29, 2024
NSW, AU

$500.00

Carmen Robinson
Apr 26, 2024
NSW, AU

$86.15

Samantha Bun
Apr 24, 2024
NSW, AU

“we love you Kim!!!!”

$74.00

Kim Tran-Flores
Apr 24, 2024
NSW, AU

$20,000.00

Victor Nguyen
Apr 23, 2024
NSW, AU

$100.00

Catherine Devrye
Apr 22, 2024
AU

“Keep up the wonderful work Kim and Blue Dragon.”

$3,000.00

Dianne Nguyen
Apr 18, 2024
NSW, AU

“Loved hearing your story on Marathon Swim Stories.”

$50.00

Cheryl Morgen
Apr 17, 2024
Oregon, US

“May this community effort provide you further strength and belief in achieving this mammoth marathon! Such a great cause and we love you and Blue!”

$5,526.53

Thy Ha
Apr 17, 2024
NSW, AU

$4,000.00

Peter Le
Apr 17, 2024
NSW, AU

“Kim, you are a legend!”

$200.00

Carolynn and Doug Everett
Apr 16, 2024
NSW, AU

$8,000.00

John Fam
Apr 12, 2024
NSW, AU

$500.00

Jenny Nhan-Mam
Apr 3, 2024
NSW, AU

“Simply amazing”

$2,000.00

Teresa Dang
Mar 19, 2024
NSW, AU

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming. What de we do? We swim, swim. And you save lives while doing it!! What an incredible journey you’ve been on in the last few years and now the biggest adventure yet is just around the corner. You’ve got this Kim!! Izzy, Diego and I believe in you x”

$50.00

Georgina Maia
Mar 17, 2024
NSW, AU

“Kim congratulations on your Port to Pub swim. One more step completed on you way to the English Channel”

$1,000.00

Tim Weston
Mar 17, 2024
QLD, AU

$50.00

Claire Grego
Mar 17, 2024
NSW, AU

$50.00

Sinead tighe
Mar 16, 2024
NSW, AU

$150.00

Anonymous
Mar 16, 2024
NSW, AU

“Kim you’re an inspiration in and out of the water! cheering for you and the blue dragon team efforts 💗”

$100.00

Adrienne Tilley-Lefèvre
Mar 16, 2024
NSW, AU

“inspirational”

$100.00

Jason Buick
Mar 16, 2024
NSW, AU

“vamos Kim!”

$50.00

Monica Chausson
Mar 16, 2024
NSW, AU

$25.00

Sofea Ishak
Mar 16, 2024
NSW, AU

“Good cause. Best of luck.”

$20.00

Philip Pike
Mar 13, 2024
SOL, GB

$50.00

Anonymous
Mar 10, 2024
NSW, AU

“Kim, you are an inspiration!”

$250.00

A H
Feb 28, 2024
VIC, AU

“Here, have some more. Great interview.”

$25.00

Julie & Tony Boxsell
Feb 22, 2024
QLD, AU

“Kim you are truly inspirational and I wish you well as this is a great cause and one close to my heart. I pray you are safe when you do this swim and through the podcast we raise more awareness for Blue Dragon and the great work they do in Vietnam. Best wishes for reaching your goal.”

$100.00

Kerry Newsome
Feb 20, 2024
NSW, AU

“What an amazing project in support of an important and meaningful goal. Good luck, Kim, you'll be amazing!”

$50.00

Veronica Jansen
Feb 8, 2024
01, SG

$20.00

Zvi Hochman
Jan 26, 2024
NSW, AU

$60.00

Maroubra Coobras
Jan 26, 2024
NSW, AU

$40.00

Fi Christiansen
Jan 26, 2024
NSW, AU

“Your dedication to the cause and will power Kim, to ‘just keep swimming’ is so inspiring! Keep going… you got this!! Not to mention… a huge thankyou for the delicious lamingtons! OMG… YUM!!!”

$50.00

Angela Rossi
Jan 26, 2024
NSW, AU

“best lamination ever”

$75.00

Corinne Wilmotte
Jan 26, 2024
NSW, AU

“Amazing project Kim, keep it up!”

$30.00

Arnaud Motreff
Jan 26, 2024
NSW, AU

“"What stands in the way becomes the way."”

$40.00

Dave Rea
Jan 26, 2024
NSW, AU

“good luck Kim!”

$20.00

Michael Patoka
Jan 25, 2024
NSW, AU

$40.00

Mark Knackstedt
Jan 25, 2024
NSW, AU

“love your work Kim - Dan”

$20.00

Dan Stopher
Jan 25, 2024
NSW, AU

$20.00

Gaby Long
Jan 25, 2024
NSW, AU

“go kim”

$50.00

Peili Guan
Jan 21, 2024
NSW, AU

$100.00

Denis Urtizberea
Jan 21, 2024
NSW, AU

“lamingtons!”

$50.00

Leonardus Van Santen
Jan 21, 2024
NSW, AU

$100.00

Lara Garrido
Jan 21, 2024
NSW, AU

“So inspiring! Your cause is such a good cause too, well done :-)”

$25.00

Anne-Sophie Vincent
Jan 21, 2024
NSW, AU

“Lamington Day”

$50.00

Monica Chausson
Jan 21, 2024
NSW, AU

“Great work, Kim! My best wishes to you on this challenge.”

$200.00

Harry Bui
Jan 20, 2024
NSW, AU

“Congratulations ! what you are doing is very special! 👏🏼”

$100.00

Laurence Crussol
Jan 12, 2024
NSW, AU

“Hi Kim!! We’re so so proud of you! Looking forward to following along on your swim Team K xoxox”

$300.00

Kim Tran-Flores
Jan 12, 2024
NSW, AU

$50.00

Sheila Anderson
Jan 12, 2024
NSW, AU

“Good luck - you are a great person, a champion of humanity. Lots of love”

$1,000.00

John and Susie France
Jan 11, 2024
QLD, AU

“Thanks for being truly crazy Kim.... love your work.”

$500.00

Phillip Holland
Jan 10, 2024
VIC, AU

“Go Kim!!”

$500.00

Jenny Barr
Dec 20, 2023
NSW, AU

“We are cheering you all the way, Kim!”

$100.00

Kathy O'Brien
Dec 12, 2023
04, SG

“Great work Kim, good luck. xxx John”

$300.00

John Tidy
Dec 10, 2023
QLD, AU

“Amazing work Kim.”

$1,000.00

Mel Figtree
Oct 13, 2023
NSW, AU

“This is for the Pledge for the Planet effort this weekend - $51 for 51km!”

$51.00

Meke Kamps
Sep 26, 2023
ACT, AU

“what a really wonderful cause to be swimming for! Good Luck xxx”

$100.00

Emma Kendall
Sep 16, 2023
ENG, GB

$2,000.00

Lesley Treleaven
Sep 14, 2023
AU

“Good luck and well done!!!!!”

$50.00

Corinne Wilmotte
Aug 28, 2023
NSW, AU

“Good luck Kim.”

$500.00

Frank Normoyle
Aug 28, 2023
AU

$110.00

Anonymous
Aug 27, 2023
NSW, AU

“I have 100% confidence that you can do this swim (this year - you're going to absolute fly across next year!). I've loved training with you over the last few months and looking forward to doing more of the same leading up to your attempt next year.”

$100.00

Marc Schregardus
Aug 27, 2023
NSW, AU

$657.32

Queensland Langports Event
Aug 25, 2023
AU

“Brisbane Community Fundraiser, raffle - Greg Moran”

$567.00

Greg Moran
Aug 14, 2023
QLD, AU

“Good luck 🤩”

$100.00

Leonie McCabe
Aug 12, 2023
QLD, AU

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