Ikhmil Fawedz



Ikhmil Fawedz is a Malaysian record holding Swimmer, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

On Saturday 2nd May 2015, at 9:00am, Ikhmil Fawedz set off from Kuala Penyu, Sabah and successfully reached Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Sunday 3rd May 2015 at 9:30am, completing the swim in 24 hours and 30 minutes, for 65.34 km as recorded, exceeded his initial 24-hour target for 60 km.

In 2022 Ikhmil started planning training for an attempt to break his own record, setting off on his most ambitious swim to date, swimming solo from the Perhentian Islands to the Capital City of State of Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, a distance of over 85 km under 48 hours. This feat he plans to complete in 2023 or 2024.

Ikhmil has an inspirational story to share and is renowned for giving powerful presentations to a wide variety of audiences, exploring his experiences of swimming for more than 24 hours over 65 kilometres.

My Passion, my drive

What I Do

The human spirit thrives on passion. I am lucky to be able to have what I am passionate about be my life’s work. Come with me on this journey.

Record Holding Swimmer

Swimming Coach


Motivational Speaker

Be Inspired

Want to know what it takes to swim over

65 kilometres in the ocean?

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highs and lows of his incredible swim.

Print & online

In The Press

Ikhmil’s 2015 Big Swim In Sabah attracted widespread national media coverage. Over 100 articles were published in print and online following Ikhmil’s successful 2015 Big Swim. Articles included; The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Sun, The Mail Online, The Scotsman and many more. A selection of articles are shown below, with Ikhmil’s favourite being – Harian Metro’s headline ‘Kejang Tengah Laut (Cramps On The High Seas)’.

sponsorship / crowdfunding

Big Swim 2023

Sponsoring this project provides a fantastic opportunity to benefit from the associated publicity around Ikhmil’s swim, while presenting a unique chance to engage staff, clients and stakeholders in the process. We need to secure a total of RM300,000 to turn this recordbreaking swim into reality and have the following options for your consideration.


  • T-Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Sports Flask
  • Mugs
  • Luggage Tags
  • Caps


  • Exclusive video content and imagery from Ikhmil’s swim that can be used in your own publications and reports; website and other marketing materials.
  • A website presence where your company logo and link will be placed on Ikhmil’s website to showcase your key role in supporting the expedition leading up to and for a period of 12 months from when Ikhmil completes the BIGSWIM.
  • A talk from Ikhmil at your office for staff, clients or stakeholders that provides an exciting overview of his experience on attempting the BIGSWIM.


  • Advertise on our Social Media Posts (Instagram/Facebook/TikTok)
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Package
  • Gain exposure with my fans


Are you planning to join me swimming or riding, sponsor my projects, or or have an idea that you would like to collaborate with me, I’d love to hear from you.

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