Double Derwent Challenge

By Daniel Deason

Please help me to be Limitless For MS!

Making the decision to do this challenge is the easy part, writing this post and making it real is well and truly the hardest part. The past 18 months have been the hardest time in many people’s lives. Isolation, lockdowns and sickness have created uncertainty and a sense of hopelessness. I along with many felt the impact during that time and I decided that I needed to attempt to make a change for the better. 

During the lockdowns, all I wanted to do was get out and enjoy the outdoors. It inspired me to go for a swim, a big swim. I want this swim to help raise much needed funds for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research and day to day living assistance/services. This is a lifelong debilitating neurological disorder that effects thousands of Australians. Hobart is a place that I have loved visiting for many years. The beautiful Derwent River is an amazing sight, and it will be the scene of this adventure. I want to swim from Long Beach (Sandy Bay) over to Bellerive and then back to the Brooke Street Pier. The day for this is 6th November 2021. This is going to be a challenging for me and I'm asking for your support. Knowing that this swim will assist in improving the life of thousands of MS sufferers will give me the strength to finish the 10km journey.

Please join my Facebook group ‘The Double Derwent’ for live updates along the way.

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Thank you to my Supporters


Ria Jane Thornton

Because you are amazing. And because MS is shit. So you will be amazing at hopefully making MS less shit in the future


Kim, Jason And Atti

Well done Dan. We believe in you


Adam Currie

Absolute legend. Ill be the guy saying 'I know him, he's my mate'.


Tony & Bella

Huge effort and a great cause. We’ll be right there with you! (I mean emotionally, physically we will be on dry land, we’re not crazy).


Payne Family

So proud of you Dease. We will be right by your side cheering you on xoxo Kristian, Sibby, Zaira and Leo


John & Janet

We'll be cheering you on!


Dave And Fiona Richmond

You’re and inspiration Dease. Such a great cause and we’re all behind you. Can’t wait to support and cheer you on down in Hobart in November!




Dhruv Shilpa And Ria

So inspiring and for such a great cause … all the best wishes Daniel… Dhruv shilpa n Ria


Ria Ohehir

Awesome work well done! Such a commitment keep it up legend!


Joyce & Tristan

Amazing DD; you're a bloody legend. Good luck with the training. We have no doubt you'll smash the swim. x Joyce & Tristan





Sliskovic Family

Good on you…good luck with the training & preparation!


Hamish A

You're a good unit Danovic. I'm sure you'll kill it. Hamo


Dani Hammond

Good luck Dan!




Anne Munday

Great cause Dan. Hope it all goes well.


Shreya Tocaciu


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You better make it Daniel, cos I ain't swimming out to save your sorry ass. That Derwent water is super cold.😁😁😁




Alex Lewis

Good luck mate. You're a legend.


The Cooper Family

Great Work!


Shane Jenkin

Great work Dan!


Shane Kervin

Great job Daniel and good luck.


Jim Gogo

Good work mate and Best of Luck.



Hey mate good luck with the challenge it’s a great cause. Cheers Funky


Luci Saunders

Awesome effort Deaso! Good luck


Heath Lyon

Well done - don't get eaten cock!




Nadia Deltondo



Fantastic effort for a great cause. Well done mate!


Christy Kerr


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