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October 2, 2017

Below are selection of links to new articles about Swim for West Papua. 

Indonesia blocks website circulating #LetWestPapuaVotePetition petition 


Open Water Swimming 


September 4, 2017

Some of you may be wondering after all the fuss and effort over the swim and petition what happens now?

You're right to think that, it's something I've been thinking too! 

So, here's the deal, as we know it; the signatures from West Papua have been delivered to the Unite...

On August 29th, the Global Petition for West Papua which has already reached tens of thousands of signatures across West Papua and around the world, will be handed into the United Nations in Geneva. Prior to this, it will be taken by Swim for West Papua, a group of swi...

August 23, 2017

So, with my old man being off work for a few days I decided to take him and my little sister over to Wales for a bit of a hike. A few weeks ago, me and a friend attempted to walk up Cadair Idris, but the weather was that bad that when we got up to the lake which is abo...

August 4, 2017

On Monday, 27th June 2016 at approximately 5pm local time (WIT) in Nabire, West Papua, Owen Pekei, an 18 year old student, was shot dead by members of the notorious special forces unit Detachment 88. Local witnesses say Pekei was chased by at least 3 vehicles full of h...

August 4, 2017

The modern era of open water swimming is generally recognised to have begun in 1810 when Lord Byron – the grandfather of open water swimming – swam across the Hellespont from Europe to Asia. In the UK it wasn't until 1875 that Captain Matthew Webb completed the first s...

July 8, 2017

I’m really excited to be part of the team swimming lake Geneva this summer. I’m always up for a challenge, the more crazy sounding the better!

I quite literally jumped at this opportunity. Tim called me late one Friday night to ask if I wanted to be involved, and by Sun...

March 19, 2017

Question: How do you disrupt a dominant narrative?

Before I answer that;

The complexities of issues like West Papua can leave one feeling small and intimidated, amped up, angry and ready to charge.

In his book Made for Goodness Desmond Tutu suggests that we feel this way...

March 14, 2017

Question: How do you get a lot of people to complete a simple action?

Think about your favourite sports team for a moment.

I’m sure many of you have been to a home-game and experienced the atmosphere inside and outside a stadium before, during and after. From the moment...

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