Laps for Life raises funds and awareness for young people in Australia living with mental health difficulties and to help prevent youth suicide.
Ian Thorpe AM, Patron and Board Member of Australia’s most accessed online mental health service for young people, ReachOut, is calling on people across Australia to jump in the water in March for Laps for Life – a month-long swimming challenge.
Swimming NSW clubs and members are invited to dive in to support youth mental health. Exciting prizes are up for grabs for the club and individual who top the fundraising tally.
Laps for Life is open to everyone across Australia and is simple to take part in. You can get involved by visiting the Swimming NSW Laps for Life registration page to register a personal or club (team) swimming challenge and fundraise for youth mental health. Participants set their own lap or distance goal and then dive on in. Whether you’re swimming in a pool or getting out into the ocean, you can record your progress by logging your laps.
Prizes will be on offer to the Swimming NSW club that fundraises the most money overall and to the club that fundraises the most money on a per participant average during this challenge. Up for grabs are:
- a visit* from the legendary Olympian Ian Thorpe AM
- and a chance to work with our preferred videographers Fish Out Of Water Media to create a professional quality club video (valued at $2000).
The individual swimmer who fundraises the most money will have the opportunity to train at our Olympic Park Performance Hub! This priceless experience includes learning from Head Coach Adam Kable, access to first class facilities and experts, and training alongside Olympian Wes Roberts and Australian Dolphins Matt Wilson, Brad Woodward and Meg Bailey!
*COVID-safe visit, therefore the visit may be in person or online depending on the situation in NSW.
Register now to participate
What are you waiting for NSW? Get your club together to swim as a team or dive in on your own to support youth mental health and for your chance to WIN an amazing prize! Visit our registration page here to get started now.
Contact ReachOut for technical support with Laps for Life registrations.
Please note in order to be eligible to claim our club or individual prizes, winners must be an affiliated Swimming NSW club or financial Swimming NSW member respectively.