Whether you’re new to the pool, or a competitive swimmer, sign up to Laps for Life and get involved in any way that suits you.
Swim anywhere you like. You can swim laps at your local pool, hit the beach or take part in an ocean swim!
Swim as far as you can. Set a goal that suits you, and use our handy lap calculator to decide how many sessions you’ll need.
Swim whenever it suits you. You don’t need to swim every day, just pick the days and times that suit your lifestyle.
Swim whatever style you want. Whether it’s freestyle, backstroke, butterfly or doggy-paddle, just get swimming!
The challenge takes place from 1–31 March, and you can swim at any time throughout the month.
About ReachOut and Laps for Life
1 in 4 young Australians is currently experiencing a mental health difficulty. But there’s an even bigger problem: 70% of those who need help don’t get it. And, suicide remains the leading cause of death of young Aussies. That means more young people take their own lives each year than die in car accidents.
After friends and family, the internet is the first place young people turn to for information and support. That’s where ReachOut.com comes in.
ReachOut is there – 24/7 – for whatever life throws at them. With tools, tips, advice for everything from dealing with exam stress to understanding how to get help for an issue that’s worrying them, ReachOut.com provides practical tools designed just for their needs, even when they don’t know what they’re looking for. Last year alone, ReachOut was there for more than 3 million people, and it’s estimated that ReachOut prevented more than 300 fatal suicides.
Every dollar raised through Laps for Life will enable ReachOut to continue providing this vital service so that young people get the support they need to be happy and well.