In June this year I hope to become the Youngest male ever to complete the 'Triple Crown of Swimming'. The triple crown includes completion of the English Channel, Catalina Channel and 20 Bridges Manhattan Island swim. I aim to complete the 33km Catalina Channel swim in mid June 2018 and then The 20 Bridges Manhattan Swim in late June 2018. For both of these swims as well as other upcoming swims I will still be raising money for R U OK?
Last Year you guys were awesome and I raised close to $40,000
However this year lets go up and beyond last year.
A LITTLE ABOUT MY SWIMS THIS YEAR:
The Catalina Channel mid June 2018 (33km between Catalina island and Long Beach California. The water temperature is usually 14-18 degrees with a bit of big marine life lurking underneath.)
The 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim late June 2018 (45.9km around the island swim. Water Temperature usually sits around 19-21 degrees, however, no big marine life just really dirty water.)
WHAT I ACHIEVED LAST YEAR:
On 25 July 2017, at 16 years and 10 days, I became the youngest Australian male to swim the English Channel. I did it in 9 hours and 45 minutes. Set out below is my story and request for help in my fundraising for RU OK?
When I started this campaign, I was a bit younger.... and hoped to raise $20,000. Now, having trained very hard for a long time, I have achieved my ambition and have also already raised $38,000.
Please help me smash this out of the park. Lets go for $40,000.
MY REQUEST BEFORE THE ENGLISH CHANNEL SWIM:
I am 15 years old, from Bondi and I am determined to make history by being the youngest Australian male to complete the English Channel crossing. Swimming makes me happy and I want other teenagers to understand there are lots of ways to feel happy. I am raising money for RUOK, an organisation whose sole purpose it is to encourage people to talk about how they feel.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about RUOK?, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!