Team Varna - Bulgaria

Swim to Fight Cancer | Dordrecht

We are the winners of the Varna Galata Swim Marathon in Varna, Bulgaria, and we come to join the Fight against Cancer in Dordrecht!


See here for a full documentary of the Swim Exchange of which we are a part:

We look forward to swimming in the beatiful centre of Dordrecht, our Twinning City, and raise money to Fight Cancer. Thank you for having and supporting us!


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Mooie documentaire zwemuitwisseling Dordrecht-Varna, met ons!

Monday 26th

Dordrecht, here we come!

Monday 26th

Hi everyone!

On Sunday 4 August we participated in the Galata-Varna Swim Marathon. And... we won! 

We are super-excited to come to Dordrecht and participate in the Swim to Fight Cancer there coming Saturday! 

As promised, we'll briefly introduce ourselves:

My name is Vasiliki Kadoglu. I am 16 years old, multiple Bulgarian Long Distance National Champion and Participant of the Youth Olympic Games 2018. I am glad to be part of the movement and always willing to help people in need. 
My name is Georgi Tsurev. I am 18 years old, Bulgarian National Champion at backstroke and freestyle. Participant of European Junior Championship 2018. This is my first time to participate in this type of international event.

In the picture, you see us being interviewed by your local Radio and Television Network RTV Dordrecht. We have also already met the Coordinator of the Twinning Foundation, Nienke Blauw, because she took part in the Galata-Varna marathon as part of the Twinning Swim Exchange. See here for the full documentary:

We look forward to meeting many more people in Dordrecht and to swimming for the good cause. Please feel free to sponsor us. 

See you soon!!

We, winners of the Varna Galata Swim marathon Swim to Fight Cancer in Dordrecht as part of the Dordrecht Varna Swim Exchange

Thursday 11th

On Sunday 4 August 2019 the annual Varna Galata Swim Marathon will take place in Varna and on Saturday 31 August, of course, the Dordrecht City Swim to Fight Cancer.

Given the Twinning between the two cities and the fact that Varna is European City of Sports this year, it was decided to organize an exchange: swimmers from Dordrecht – Mariël Sturm and Nienke Blauw - will participate in Varna and swimmers from Bulgaria – the two of us - will participate in the City Swim to Fight Cancer.

Swimmers from Dordrecht are currently busy looking for donations for the identified charity: Topoli, house for children with disabilities. If you would like to make a donation to this good cause, please wire whatever you can miss to the account of the Twinning Foudation Foundation Dordrecht Varna (NL87 INGB 0007 413037) and mention ”swim exchange Dordrecht Varna”.  

And of course, please also sponsor us! After 4 August, we will further introduce ourselves. But we would love to raise as much money for the fight against cancer as possible, so let's already start now! Will you help us? Thank you in advance!

Bedankt voor jullie bijdrage!


Winner M Cityswim Varna - Bulgaria


Henriëtte Schreuders


Marco En Gea




Ik sponsor Mariël Sturm



Good luck to you both! I hope you will love the swim and go back to Varna inspired! See you on Saturday!



good luck from a member of the board Twinning Dordrecht/Varna



Good luck!


Els Lieshout

Veel succes tante Mariel 💪😘





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