Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Laps For Life North Mackay Swimmers Commence Second Fundraiser

The North Mackay Sinkers Masters Swimming Club are once again splashing for cash to support a charity fundraising event after their successful February ‘Starlight Super Swim.’
This time, the club has chosen to support the ‘Laps for Life’ fundraiser to support Youth mental health during the month of March, where all funds raised will go directly to the ReachOut foundation, contributing to youth mental health in the community.
ReachOut is a leading online mental health service in Australia which aims to support young people during tough times while uplifting their spirits and helping them achieve not just a better day, but a better future, no matter what challenges they might be facing. The organisation provides a safe space where young people can openly express themselves, explore what’s happening in their lives, connect with people who are understanding of their situation and encourage them to overcome their challenges.

Currently seven members have dashed on board with swimming and fundraising throughout the month of March to raise awareness and funds for the youth mental health service. As of March 19, the Sinkers are well on their way to their proposed target with $3,494 already committed to the club’s fundraising efforts!
In addition to the Sinkers, two other Queensland Masters clubs have signed up in a rally of support for youth mental health. Brisbane Southside and Aqualicious Masters swimming clubs are also well on their way with funds and awareness being raised.
The three clubs have a cumulative total of $5,753 already donated towards the great cause!
Of course, the swimming aspect is not overlooked with the Sinkers happily swimming along recording 3,160 laps, (158-kilometres) as of March 19.
The Masters Swimming Queensland State Championships are to be held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre from the April 18-21, promising to be a fantastic competition suitable for all levels of Masters and is said to attract an impressive amount of over 400 athletes.
If you are interested in adult swimming activities, the Sinkers offer a great club with multiple weekly sessions that are self-paced, with options to attend that are low key, pool or open water based and are in an inclusive, supportive environment.
For further information, visit North The  Mackay Sinkers - Masters Swimming Club online, email or phone 0413 805 156.
To learn more about ReachOut, please visit

Contributed by Dan Stampa

Our regular Memorial Monday session with Coach Igor adding to skills and fitness. The session also contributes to the participants of Laps for Life swim distance.

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