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Are you FINatical about Sharks?


Join the Race & Get Swimming to End Finning


The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark species. You can join the race to protect them. If you’re FINatical about sharks, fundraise today.

What is the Finathon?
Like a swimathon, fun run, cycle race or marathon – the Finathon is a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness and funds to support this unique cause.

You can help Project AWARE:
- Fight to stop shark finning
- Insist on full protections for critically endangered sharks
- Negotiate stronger policies to ensure a brighter future for all sharks



Recent Updates

What Are You Wearing for Your Finathon?
From superheroes to shark suits Finathon champs love their flamboyant costumes! In celebration of Shark Week Black Milk Clothing is donating $1 from the sale of these jawesome leggings and swimsuits to help protect our friends the sharks! Be quick offer ends 9am AEST 18 August. Check out the Mr Shark Leggings and Swimsuits by Black Milk Clothing and support the cause! Thank you!




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Winning to End Finning - The Finathon Super Rally

Jarret Voorhies, a 15 year old scuba diver and race car driver has gone the distance to raise awareness for shark protection and taken Project AWARE’s Finathon into overdrive. He wanted to dig deep to share his passion for ocean protection but combine his racing pursuits, creating the super rally that he called Winning to End Finning.

The go-karts and helmets were provided on July 13, 2014 at...



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109 Days of Tropical Island Swimming


A big congratulations to Scandy Andy who has swum an average of 1km a day for 109 days! It’s been a big week for Andy. When his latest challenge to swim the distance around the island of Koh Samui (84.7 kilometers) in less than 30 days was almost complete he upped the distance to 100km!  “I now have more kilometers than days swimming” said Andy. So how did it all start?
A few months ago...

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Going to Great Lengths for Sharks - the Same Length as the Great Barrier Reef!

Todd Cameron has been swimming around the world for sharks. He set a goal of a total of 2300km (2.3 million meters) - the same length as the Great Barrier Reef (or Toronto to Miami – that’s 605 IRONMAN swims!) to raise awareness for sharks. His Swimming Fast for Sharks project supports Project AWARE’s Finathon® so his action not only raises awareness but essential funds for shark...

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Winning to End Finning - Go Kart Race for Sharks

The race to save sharks is on! Support Jarret Voorhies - JSV Motorsports, 15 year old go kart racer and passionate scuba diver!
The first annual Winning to End Finning indoor electric go kart race takes place on July 13 at the Pole Position Raceway, Frisco, TX, USA.
The event will host a silent auction and raffle to raise funds. Jarret is busy gaining support from  businesses and traditional ...

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Gene's Finathon Swim from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Congratulations Gene Giraudeau and Master Divers completing an amazing 36km solo ocean swim for Project AWARE’s Finathon - watch the movie here! Hot on the heels of their success The Samui Swim Team are swimming to end finning one island at a time. So far they’ve navigated 7 islands and clocked up 39.3 Finathon Kilometres. So what are you waiting for? Create your fundraising page, plan...

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Oceans of Inspiration - 13 Hours 23 Minutes in the Water

The amazing and inspirational super star swimmer has done it! Today Gene Giraudeau became the first person to swim between the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, Thailand. Supported by Master Divers, Gene completed the swim in 13hrs 23 mins an incredible distance of 36km 33m.

Together with Gene's supporters we are blown away by Gene's achievement. Social media was swimming with good luck...

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Swiming Fast for Sharks

Todd Cameron is going the distance to raise awareness for sharks. He’s enduring a series of swim events, totaling 2300 km (the length of the Great Barrier Reef), concluding on June 20th (ironically the 39th Anniversary of JAWS, less than 100 miles from where they filmed the movie) in Narragansett Beach, RI, USA.

“I hope I can do my part in raising awareness by layering my passions for...



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What does a girl eat on a 16 hour swim? Read the interview to find out!

Gene Giraudeau is getting pumped for her 43km solo swim, a feat that no one has attempted before. It will take an estimated 16 hours to swim between the tropical Thai Islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Read the interview courtesy of Blonde Traveler Magazine here http://bit.ly/RlPnaP



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Congratulations Mermaids - They Did It!

They did it! Well done to all the Mermaids who took part in the first ever #Mermaid themed #Finathon event! Want to do something for sharks? Join a Finathon event, start your own or support upcoming events with a donation! Thank You http://www.finathon.org/mermaids


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A Finathon with a Twist in the Tale


This year’s Miss Scuba International finalists will become mermaids just for one day on Thursday 1st May in El Gouna, Egypt. And to show their support to marine conservation twelve mermaids and last year’s finalist Jaime-Lee Faulkner, will join Mermaid Kat for the day swimming to end shark finning. Racing with mermaid tails - it's a Finathon with a twist! Check out the Mermaid...

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The Scuba Shop and Aqua-Tots Swim for Sharks!

The Scuba Shop and Aqua-Tots swim school put together a FINtastic fun Finathon for all ages.Sharky the Mascot made a special appearance and the teams raised an amazing $2,300, a huge thanks to everyone who swam and made a donation.



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Going the Distance to Save the Apex Predators


“I love a challenge and I love open water swimming, my dream was to swim the English Channel but I don’t swim well in cold water so have chosen to swim between Koh Phangnan and Koh Tao. It’s very important to save sharks because they are the apex predators, sharks maintain fish populations and keep the ocean healthy.” Gene Girardeau Master Divers will swim 43km open water solo...

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Ready Set Go!
Thank you to everyone who supported the Florida Keys Community College Scuba Club and their Finathon this week. The club swam a total of 26.65 kilometres and raised over $1,100 for sharks.





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Looking for a Healthy New Year Challenge? Finathon 2014!


Scuba divers jumped into the new year with a splash taking on a fit, fun and healthy Finathon challenge. What a great way to begin 2014. A Finathon is the perfect incentive to get fit, feel good and raise funds for your favourite ocean icon – the shark. Read more about 3 amazing pool events and get started today!

13 year old Isabel and friends swam for Isabel's Bat Mitzvah and...

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Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Mie Frejo Copsø $25.00 Swim like the wind!
Mads Brøndum Djernæs $25.00 Love U sharkies' ...
Ahmed Khoori $100.00 I wish you all the best!
Alex Morbid $25.00 Good luck!!! You doing right thing!!!
Paula Palomo $75.00 Piece of cake for you... Go Lynz! :-)
Anonymous Donor $25.00 Suzy rules.
John Twiggs $50.00 Way to go Lindsay!
Andrew Wolfe $75.00 Hope it goes well and that you bump into Nibble!!! Love Andrew
Thomas McMahon $10.00
Ros Pirie $25.00
Amber and Ben Fraser-Smith $25.00 You're awesome Jen - you've chosen a cause you're passionate about and instead of just talking about it, you're doing something about it. The world needs more people like you!!
susan caunter $5.00
Serena Storey $25.00 You're a star xoxox
Shannon Hanrahan $25.00 go girl sharks are my fav I feel so excited when I dive with them xxx
Coral Grand Divers $40.00 Thank you to Kanuil Soliman, Ivo Soliman, Anne Katrine Ostergaard, Simon Sollinguraa, Lance Talmadge, Laerke Tholander, Jakob Rubin, Julie Wilkinson, Rahel Stange and Magdalena Desterile for donating!
Sandra Wahrenberger $100.00 Whoop Whoop go Team FINcredibles!
Steve Roach $20.00
Coral Grand Divers $28.00 Thanks to Gaku Ichikawa, Torben Secfieldt, Emma Jensen, Jorn Yuer and Jane Gough for donating!
John Hilgenhurst $100.00 Let's end shark finning!
Coral Grand Divers $25.00 Thanks to Xiong Yun, Boris Josz, Maelle Colassin, Murphy Oren, Andreanne Cote, Erich Gartrich, Anton Hartwich and Tasmara Seuenhuijsen for donating!
Coral Grand Divers $25.00 Thanks to Max Jarvass, Candy Fox, Julius Johansson, Nicklas Jensen and Brian Jensen for donating after completing their OW course.
Christina Sandoval $25.00 Much luv to our peeps in da sea!! ð???
Tessa Kronbetter $10.00
Jeff Speer $10.00
Ryan Kronbetter $10.00
Reginal Welch $25.00 Stop shark finning!
Bernard Lloyd $50.00 Go Tomahawk!
Anonymous Donor $25.00 Get up! Stand up!
Amy Edwards $10.00 Have fun!
Katherine King $50.00 This project hits home and I plan to do all I can to help!:) Canada - Americas
Kevin Drewlo $25.00 Hope you meet your goal! We really need to save the shark species before it's to late.
wayne jones $100.00 Together we can and we will...
Jarret Voorhies $1715.00 Thank you Winning to End Finning racers, volunteers and sponsors!! Let's race again against shark finning!!
Chuck Cornwell $50.00 Keep On Swimming..
shawn rohrbach $25.00 Good luck
Anonymous Donor $25.00 You go, John!
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Jean Nunnally $10.00 Great cause! I hope you are able to meet your goal!
Scot Trueblood $25.00
Abi Koberstein $10.00
Micheal Ruuten $10.00
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Ali Harris $100.00
Michele and Jack and Sasha Mary Tuki $25.00 good on you, all the best,
Sara Zinsli $50.00 Go you beauty!! :)
Project AWARE
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