Kiss A Whale Swim For Food

Kiss A Whale Swim For Food

About This Campaign

I will swim from the ramp at Olde Port Beach to Whaler's Island, get out and kiss the sand, continue around Smith Island and back to my starting point. The total distance will be 2.5 miles. The water temperature will be about 55 degrees.

This will be my eighth fundraising swim for the SLO Food Bank. The first was in 2013 and it a way for me to do two things that I enjoy; swimming in the ocean and helping to feed the residents of SLO County who do not have sufficient food. 

Although I have done a lot of swimming in the Avila Beach and Port San Luis area I have not done this particular route before so this will be a bit of an adventure. My swimming buddy Tom Lorish will be swimming with me for company and we will have two support people in kayaks.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Port San Luis
  • Avila Beach, CA
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Feb 22, 2020 08:00 am to
  • Feb 22, 2020 10:00 am
  • Campaign by Niel Dilworth

  • Supports 2 Charities
  • Started 1 Campaign
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

Campaign to Support Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County


Feeding 30,000 SLO County residents every month

We believe everyone has the right to nutritious food, regardless of the reason why they can't always obtain food for themselves.  That is why we make it our mission to see that no one in our county goes hungry.  Thank you for supporting the SLO Food Bank! 

  1. Edward Burns
    Edward Burns gave a $208.86 donation
    Go get 'em!
    2 days ago · Like
  2. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $10.73 donation
    3 days ago · Like
  3. Robert Dumouchel
    Robert Dumouchel gave a $104.58 donation
    3 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Rob and good to hear from you. This year Avila is just the way you like it. Miss seeing you there.

      3 days ago · Like
  4. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $104.58 donation
    4 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Jan for your continuous support for my fundraising efforts.

      3 days ago · Like
  5. Richard Lawrence
    Richard Lawrence gave a $50 donation
    Good luck Neil!
    6 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you for your generous support Richard. I'll wave to a seal for you.

      6 days ago · Like
  6. Paula Dooley
    Paula Dooley gave a $26.37 donation
    Good luck, Neil and Tom.
    7 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Good to hear from you Paula and thank you for your donation.

      7 days ago · Like
  7. Amy Hewes
    Amy Hewes gave a $50 donation
    In thanks to the fellowship of the Avila Dolphins.
    9 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Amy for supporting my Swim For Food. See you at the beach Sunday!

      9 days ago · Like
  8. ryan voigt
    ryan voigt gave a $50 donation
    10 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Ryan! IF you get back into swimming you should come join us.

      9 days ago · Like
  9. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth

    Me swimming with my friends at Avila Beach Today. 52 degree water was chilly.

    11 days ago · Like
  10. Scott Dowlan
    Scott Dowlan gave a $50 donation
    14 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Scott. Come on down to the beach and join us some day!

      13 days ago · Like
  11. Cory  Mason
    Cory Mason gave a $50 donation
    Yay Niel!
    14 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you for all of your support of my efforts to help feed those in need.

      13 days ago · Like
  12. elizabeth burns
    elizabeth burns gave a $104.58 donation
    GO NIEL!
    15 days ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Jane and Fred for your support.

      13 days ago · Like
  13. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $104.58 donation
    Swim like a fish.
    15 days ago · Like