Chopper Swim Challenge – 20km ocean swim for rescue helicopters


12 slightly mad swimmers braved the cold temperatures and aggressive swells of the Hauraki Gulf in a bid to raise money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on March 31, 2016.

The swimmers launched off from Waiheke Island to battle the ocean for 5-7 hours before arriving at the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust Chopper base in Mechanics Bay.

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