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.

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  • Campaign by Niel Dilworth

  • Supports 2 Charities
  • Started 1 Campaign
SLO Food Bank

Campaign to Support SLO Food Bank

We believe everyone has the right to nutritious food, regardless of the reason why an individual or family may find themselves in need. Thank you for supporting the SLO Food Bank’s efforts to serve the food insecure in our community!

  1. Janet Amanzio
    Janet Amanzio gave a $156.72 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  2. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth

    Tom and I did the Kiss The Whale Swim this morning. The weather was beautiful after a few light showers and the water was a reasonable 55 - 57 degrees.  We did 2.2 miles from the boat ramp at Olde Port Beach to the base of the Harford Pier, stopping off at Whaler's Rock and swinging by Smith Island. Jim and Sue Mires  and Chris accompanied me in their kayaks. I want to thank Jim, Sue and Chris AND all of you who donated to this swim and my effort to raise funds for the SLO Food Bank. I exceeded my $1,500 fundraising goal and raised $2,017, the greatest amount that I have raised for the food bank since I did my first WSFF in 2013.So, again, thank you all so much for your support and generosity to giving my having fun a special meaning.

    5 months ago · Like
  3. Kiss A Whale Swim For Food
    Kiss A Whale Swim For Food has added 1 photo to album Kiss The Whale Swim
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  4. Kiss A Whale Swim For Food
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  5. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth

    Had a nice swim today at Avila Beach. Beautiful conditions!

    6 months ago · Like
  6. Franklin Seiple
    Franklin Seiple gave a $100 donation
    Good luck, Niel!
    6 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      .Thank you very much Frank. Hope to see you at the pool sometime,

      6 months ago · Like
  7. James Miers
    James Miers gave a $52.44 donation
    6 months ago · Like
  8. Heidi & Dave Bezaire
    Heidi & Dave Bezaire gave a $244.32 donation
    Swim like a Dolphin, Niel!
    6 months ago · Like
  9. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $26.37 donation
    6 months ago · Like
  10. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $52.44 donation
    6 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Jim for support my fundraising efforts.

      6 months ago · Like
  11. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $52.44 donation
    6 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Steve for your generous donation.

      6 months ago · Like
  12. John Sexton
    John Sexton gave a $52.44 donation
    Swim Neil. Swim Swim Swim
    6 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you John. I know that you are a fresh water guy so your support is really appreciated.

      6 months ago · Like
  13. Deborah Bowers
    Deborah Bowers gave a $50 donation
    6 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Deborah! Join us at Avila Beach sometime.

      6 months ago · Like
  14. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth

    At the Cal Poly Pier, Sunday 01-26-2020. The water has warmed up a few degrees to an almost seasonable temperature. A very nice 1.3 mile swim today.

    6 months ago · Like
  15. Joe Johnson
    Joe Johnson gave a $222 donation
    6 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Joe, thank you so much for your very generous donation to my efforts to feed the hungry in SLO County.

      6 months ago · Like
  16. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $100 donation
    6 months ago · Like
  17. Edward Burns
    Edward Burns gave a $208.86 donation
    Go get 'em!
    7 months ago · Like
  18. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $10.73 donation
    7 months ago · Like
  19. Robert Dumouchel
    Robert Dumouchel gave a $104.58 donation
    7 months 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.

      7 months ago · Like
  20. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $104.58 donation
    7 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

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

      7 months ago · Like
  21. Richard Lawrence
    Richard Lawrence gave a $50 donation
    Good luck Neil!
    7 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

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

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

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

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

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

      7 months ago · Like
  24. ryan voigt
    ryan voigt gave a $50 donation
    7 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

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

      7 months ago · Like
  25. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth

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

    7 months ago · Like
  26. Scott Dowlan
    Scott Dowlan gave a $50 donation
    7 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

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

      7 months ago · Like
  27. Cory  Mason
    Cory Mason gave a $50 donation
    Yay Niel!
    7 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

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

      7 months ago · Like
  28. elizabeth burns
    elizabeth burns gave a $104.58 donation
    GO NIEL!
    7 months ago · Like
    • Niel Dilworth
      Niel Dilworth

      Thank you Jane and Fred for your support.

      7 months ago · Like
  29. Niel Dilworth
    Niel Dilworth gave a $104.58 donation
    Swim like a fish.
    7 months ago · Like