Help me swim across my last Ocean7

Fundraising campaign by Dina Levacic
  • €5,563.00
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O meni

Moje ime je Dina, imam 26 godina i od svoje 4. godine se bavim plivanjem, a od svoje 9. godine daljinskim plivanjem. U daljinsko plivanje sam krenula s 2km, a s vremenom su kilometri samo rasli. U 2017. godini sam se odlučila okušati u preplivavanju nekih od najizazovnijih kanala na svijetu. Te godine sam preplivala La Manche, kanal Catalina i 20 mostova Manhattna i time sam postala prva osoba iz Hrvatske koja je ostvarila Trostruku krunu daljinskog plivanja. Nakon uspješno isplivane Trostruke krune, čekalo me još 5 preplivavanja kako bi ostvarila najteži plivački izazov u svijetu poznat kao Oceans 7 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceans_Seven ). 2018. uspješno sam isplivala Molokai kanal, 2019. Tsugaru kanal, a 2022. Gibraltarski tjesnac u lipnju i Sjeverni kanal u kolovozu (6/7).

Također, od 2016. godine, plivam u humanitarne svrhe svake godine za dan grada Splita u različite svrhe. Uz plivanje završila sam i Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet i trenutno radim kao rehabilitator u ranoj intervenciji za djecu s teškoćama u razvoju.


Idući izazov

Trenutno me čeka preplivavanje posljednjeg Ocean7 kanala , a to je Cookov prolaz na Novom Zelandu. Cookov prolaz je kanal između Sjevernog i Južnog otoka Novog Zelanda. Na oba otoka su stjenovite litice, a između hladno (14ºC-19ºC ili 57ºF - 66ºF) i uzburkano more. Ovo je svakako poseban izazov za najsposobnije i najhrabrije plivače, jer plivati 23km uz jaku struju u hladnom moru, praćeno meduzama i ponekad morskim psima, mogu samo najjači i najspremniji tijelom i psihom. Do danas su samo 103 osobe uspjele preplivati ovaj prolaz. Promjena vremenskih uvjeta, a posebno vjetra, tijekom samog preplivavanja i prije preplivavanja najčešći su razlozi zbog kojih pokušaji ne uspiju, a ponekad plivači ni ne dobiju priliku startati.

Uspješnim preplivavanjem Cookovog prolaza postala bi 22. osoba u svijetu koja je ostvarila Oceans7 izazov.


Zašto mi je potrebna Vaša pomoć

Pandemija i ekonomska kriza učinili su ostvarivanje sponzorstava i drugih oblika financiranja preplivavanja mnogo težim. Ovim putem cilj mi je prikupiti financijska sredstva za financiranje preplivavanja Cookovog prolaza kako bi ostvarila svoj san o preplivavanju 7 najvećih i najtežih svjetskih kanala. Ovaj uspjeh bio bi kruna moje preko 20 godina duge plivačke karijere kao i najveća nagrada za sve godine napornog rada i velikog odricanja.

Prikupljena sredstva biti će usmjerena za plaćanje pratećeg broda, troškove organizacije preplivavanja, troškove prijevoza i smještaja za mene i 2 člana pratećeg tima.

Svaka kuna, euro, dolar su velika pomoć.

Unaprijed hvala svima na podršci :)

P.S. Kako preplivavanja izgledaju možete vidjet na linku

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5gHWLoi8C1-c9w...

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About me

My name is Dina, I am 26 years old and I have been swimming since I was 4, and long distance swimming since I was 9. I started long-distance swimming with 2km, and over time the kilometers only grew. In 2017, I decided to try swimming some of the most challenging channels in the world. That year I became the first female Croatian to swim the English Channel and the first Croatian to swim the Catalina channel, 20 bridges of Manhattan, and thus I became the first person from Croatia to achieve the Triple Crown of long-distance swimming. After successfully swimming the Triple Crown, I had 5 more swims to achieve the toughest swimming challenge in the world known as Oceans 7 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceans_Seven). In 2018, I successfully swam the Molokai channel and thus became the first person from Croatia to succeed in it. In 2019, I became the first person from Croatia to swim the Tsugara strait. Also, from 2016 I have been doing anual charity swim for a day od city of Split. Besides swimming, I got masters degree and I work in early intervention services for children with developmental disabilities.


Next challange

Currently I have 1 more channel and that is Cook strait at New Zealand. Cook Strait is a channel between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. There are rocky cliffs on both islands, and cold (14ºC-19ºC or 57ºF - 66ºF) and rough seas in between. This is certainly a special challenge for the fittest and bravest swimmers, because only the strongest and most prepared in body and mind can swim 23km with a strong current in the cold sea, accompanied by jellyfish and sometimes sharks. To date, only 103 people have managed to swim this strait. Changing weather conditions during the swim itself and before the swim are the most common reasons why attempts fail, and sometimes swimmers don't even get a chance to start.


Why I need your help

The pandemic and the economic crisis have made obtaining sponsorships and other forms of funding for swimming much more difficult. Through this, my goal is to collect financial resources to finance the swimming of Cook strait and realize my dream of swimming across the 7 largest and most difficult channels in the world. This success would be the crown of my over 20-year long swimming career as well as the greatest reward for all the years of hard work and sacrifice.

The funds raised will be used to pay for the escort boat, the costs of organizing the swim, the cost of transport and accommodation.

Every kuna, euro, dollar is a great help.

Thanks in advance to everyone for their support :)


P.S. You can see how swims look like on a link below.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5gHWLoi8C1-c9w...

Rewards

Zahvala na Facebook/Instagram./ Thank you over Facebook/Instagram.

Zahvala da cijeli svijet zna koliko ste divni :) / Thanks so the whole world knows how wonderful you are :)

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Fotografija s NZ s personaliziranom posvetom/ Photo from NZ with personalized inscription

Suvenir i zahvala u jednom. Kakva će fotografija biti ovisi koliko će zanimljivo preplivavanje biti. Hoće li na fotografiji biti neka peraje ili ne pitanje je sad :). Fotke se dijele/šalju po povratku s putovanja. / Souvenir and thanks in one. What kind of photo it will be depends on how interesting swimming will be. Whether there will be some fins in the photo or not is the question now :). Photos are shared/sent after returning from the trip.

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101 of Channel/ Open Water swimming

Ako želite saznati što je sve potrebno za početke CS ili OWS ovo je prava stvar za Vas. Saznajte iz prve ruke preko Zooma odakle krenuti ili što dalje za napredovati./ If you want to find out what is needed for the beginnings of CS or OWS, this is the right thing for you. Find out firsthand via Zoom where to start or what to do next to progress.

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Trening plivanja/ Swim practice

Ako Vas ide teorija ali praksa malo teže na pravom ste mjestu. S ovom nagradom dobivate trening plivanja sa mnom u bazenu/moru prvom ukazanom prilikom. / If you are good with theory but practical part is a little more difficult, you are in the right place. With this prize, you get swimming training with me in the pool/sea at the first opportunity.

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2022
  • Sretno Dina!

€20.00
  • Đina Šegulja Kosanović
  • Donated on Nov 23, 2022
  • Sretno!

€15.00
  • Marijana Krizmanić
  • Donated on Nov 23, 2022
  • Draga Dina, čestitam na preplivanim oceanima i želim ti svu sreću na zadnjoj dionici. Svi plivači i bivši plivači smo uz tebe. Bodrim te iz Rijeke. :)

€50.00

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160 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2022
  • Sretno Dina!

€20.00
  • Đina Šegulja Kosanović
  • Donated on Nov 23, 2022
  • Sretno!

€15.00
  • Marijana Krizmanić
  • Donated on Nov 23, 2022
  • Draga Dina, čestitam na preplivanim oceanima i želim ti svu sreću na zadnjoj dionici. Svi plivači i bivši plivači smo uz tebe. Bodrim te iz Rijeke. :)

€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2022
  • Sretno, draga Dina

€20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2022
  • May all your dreams come true.

€30.00
  • Kristijan Federer
  • Donated on Nov 21, 2022
  • Kontra nogomete i preplacenih idiota...samo naprijed Dina!

€10.00
  • Ines Stipetic
  • Donated on Nov 21, 2022
  • Sretnoo!!!

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  • Vesna Đogić
  • Donated on Nov 20, 2022
  • Sretno Dina ❤️

€20.00
  • Ivan Đogić
  • Donated on Nov 18, 2022
  • Sretno i mirno more

€50.00
  • Hrvoje Jelić
  • Donated on Nov 18, 2022
€50.00
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