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Blind Vision - A blind man’s courage in the face of loss, triumph and love

Triumphing over the loss of his eyesight by long distance swimming in every continent on the planet, Old Boy James Pittar (87) will share his remarkable journey of courage, loss and love.

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 6:00pm, Hawkins Foyer, Shore

James developed an eye disease at the age of sixteen, leaving him totally blind in his early 30s. Not to be deterred, James was the first blind person to swim the English Channel; the first Australian to complete the Triple Crown of open water swimming (English Channel, The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and the Catalina Channel USA); has swum The Cook Strait; and swam without a wetsuit through the Bering Straits from Russia to Alaska….The man can swim!

James’ personal strength and love of his wife, daughter and family are key to his success as a long distance swimmer and enabling him to have a successful career out of the water.

James will share his inspirational story with the Shore Community.

6:00pm-6:30pm Drinks and canapés
6:30pm-7:30pm Presentation and Q&A
7:30pm-8:00pm Networking drinks and canapés

Cost: $35

Book HERE


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Date: 23 Oct 2019 23 Oct 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:
North Sydney

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OBU Connects

Blind Vision - A blind man’s courage in the face of loss, triumph and love

Triumphing over the loss of his eyesight by long distance swimming in every continent on the planet, Old Boy James Pittar (87) will share his remarkable journey of courage, loss and love.

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 6:00pm, Hawkins Foyer, Shore

James developed an eye disease at the age of sixteen, leaving him totally blind in his early 30s. Not to be deterred, James was the first blind person to swim the English Channel; the first Australian to complete the Triple Crown of open water swimming (English Channel, The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and the Catalina Channel USA); has swum The Cook Strait; and swam without a wetsuit through the Bering Straits from Russia to Alaska….The man can swim!

James’ personal strength and love of his wife, daughter and family are key to his success as a long distance swimmer and enabling him to have a successful career out of the water.

James will share his inspirational story with the Shore Community.

6:00pm-6:30pm Drinks and canapés
6:30pm-7:30pm Presentation and Q&A
7:30pm-8:00pm Networking drinks and canapés

Cost: $35

Book HERE


iceberg_chaser for webjpg 23 Oct 2019

Date: 23 Oct 2019 23 Oct 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:
North Sydney

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