Vampire Swim - Coming to a beach near you this Halloween

FilFil Derby, VTCharter Member
edited September 2015 in Event Announcements

Vampire Swim is an international blood drive organized by open water swimmers to take place at multiple venues around the world on Halloween. Entry fee is minimal $10 and proof that participants have donated blood within the six weeks prior to the swim. Cash donations and surrogate donors in lieu of blood donations are allowed for those unable to donate for medical reasons. In just a few days since we rolled this out we have multiple venues signed up in the US, Canada, Scotland, and Ireland, with more expected this week, and Facebook for more details.



  • IronMikeIronMike Northern VirginiaCharter Member

    What a great idea!


    We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams

  • heartheart San Francisco, CACharter Member

    Whaaaat - no CA event yet?

  • JBirrrdJBirrrd MarylandSenior Member

    @Heart You can host a Vampire Swim out in California. Contact @Fil

  • FilFil Derby, VTCharter Member
    edited September 2015

    Thanks to Dan Simonelli, there will be a Vampire Swim in San Diego. Lots of shoreline left for more Vampire Swims for those inclined to "Flaunt Your Fangs". Very pleased to welcome to the list of venues, Maryland (Janet Manning and Bill Shipp), Dublin (Fergal Somerville), Melbourne (Chloe McCardel). Blood is already starting to flow!!! In discussions with four more potential venues. Anyone wanting to participate or organize a venue, let me know,

  • The closest thing is the Champion of Champions on Oct 31. It has it's own thread and fb page as well.

  • FilFil Derby, VTCharter Member

    Vampire Swim - An international blood drive by open water swimmers continues in 2016. The first year was a HUGE success. 14 venues, A lot of blood drawn. A lot of fun had. Here's the YouTube Slide Show Vampire Swim

    We are now looking for more venues in 2016. Can be 2 or 3 swimmers. Simple. Can be scores. It's a party.

    A lot of marathon swimmers participated and organized last year. If anyone is interested in joining the drive, please let me know at

  • FlowSwimmersFlowSwimmers Polson, MontanaMember

    We had a small but enthusiastic group in Polson, MT and hope for a larger one in 2016!Dana's Vampire Swim

  • FilFil Derby, VTCharter Member
    edited May 2016

    JC Malick has just signed on to organize a venue in Florida. Along with the Chattanooga crew, Great to be growing this "sucker."

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