Laps for Lachie

Laps for Lachie Ricchini

Lachie and the Ricchini family are well known in the City of Greater Geelong and throughout the wider Victorian swimming community. 

Lachie meant so much to a lot of different people from all aspects of his life and he touched our hearts deeper than he will ever know. 

Whether you were school mates, in the same swimming club, competed against him, trained with him or his brother Cam or father Brett or just said hello at the local pool, you were important to Lachie.

To honour Lachie and continue his passion to raise awareness of mental health, we will be swimming laps to save lives.

On Sunday 3rd March 2024 at Kardinia Aquatic Centre between 10.30am - 12.30pm, we will celebrate Lachie's life by hosting a community swim-a-thon for all to attend.  

'Laps for Lachie' swim caps in his favourite bright colours will be available for purchase on the day for $10 each. 

Through the support of the local council pool entry will be free on the day, along with many activities both in and out of the water.  

All funds raised will help young people feel better about today and the future, no matter what challenge they're facing.

We strongly encourage everyone to attend and Let's make Laps for Lachie a memorable event for a cause that touches many lives.

Together, we can make a difference. See you there!

Our Impact

So far this year we helped provide...

20658

Young people with vital mental health support.

Our Team Members

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Jack Simsic

Raised so far:

$1,036

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Cameron Ricchini

Raised so far:

$1,881

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Hannah Petridis

Raised so far:

$1,460

Team Member

Archie Greco

Raised so far:

$425

Team Member

Andy Warren

Raised so far:

$155

Team Member

John Brunet

Raised so far:

$351

Team Member

Kylie Todd

Raised so far:

$504

Team Member

Andrius Bruozis

Raised so far:

$164

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Noah Stephens

Raised so far:

$1,897

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Chanel Simsic

Raised so far:

$1,033

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Jacob Riches

Raised so far:

$1,912

Team Member

Chloe Yeluri

Team Member

Oscar Borthwick

Raised so far:

$205

Team Member

Julie Wakefield

Raised so far:

$382

Team Member

Faith Field

Raised so far:

$301

Team Member

Wayne Jarred

Raised so far:

$55

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Clancy Mcphillips

Raised so far:

$3,028

Team Member

Logan Brandi

Team Member

Madison Cooper

Raised so far:

$671

Team Member

Alec O’Brien

Raised so far:

$107

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Anja Hennig

Raised so far:

$1,036

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

sophie gilbert

Raised so far:

$1,148

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Chelsea Bai

Raised so far:

$1,133

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Renee Cottrill

Raised so far:

$1,650

Team Member

Charlize Buna

Team Member

Sebastian Chambers

Raised so far:

$110

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Bella Molloy

Raised so far:

$1,005

Team Member

Ashley Dunn

Raised so far:

$401

Team Member

Hazem Ali

Raised so far:

$100

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Melinda Ricchini

Raised so far:

$6,014

Team Member

scarlett knight

Raised so far:

$629

Team Member

Fulin Yan

Raised so far:

$46

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Layla Mcinnes

Raised so far:

$1,503

Team Member

Kahlia Marsh

Raised so far:

$273

Team Member

Emma Hocking

Raised so far:

$106

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Mason Potter

Raised so far:

$1,373

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Mikayla Bond

Raised so far:

$1,019

Team Member

Celeste Ellis

Raised so far:

$755

Team Member

Laura Stobie

Raised so far:

$149

Team Member

Claudia White

Raised so far:

$428

Team Member

Liam Walker

Raised so far:

$740

Team Member

Matthew Suhandi

Raised so far:

$251

Team Member

William Stokes

Raised so far:

$200

Team Member

Romy Heard

Raised so far:

$302

Team Member

Allison Golding

Team Member

Baxter Mensch

Raised so far:

$169

Team Member

Tommy Golding

Team Member

Matthew Golding

Team Member

Aidan McGee

Raised so far:

$53

Team Member

Yash Patki

Raised so far:

$22

Team Member

Macey Kane

Raised so far:

$96

Team Member

Nicole forastieri

Raised so far:

$21

Team Member

Oliver Kelly

Raised so far:

$532

Team Member

milla mcneill

Raised so far:

$857

Team Member

jack gross

Team Member

Banjo Thompson

Raised so far:

$52

Team Member

Jake Reilly

Raised so far:

$50

Team Member

Alice Kennedy

Raised so far:

$344

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Harry McCraw

Raised so far:

$1,380

Team Member

Kendra Cheesman

Team Member

Byron Ward

Raised so far:

$652

Team Member

sara steinman

Raised so far:

$544

Team Member

Zahlie, Kep and Raina

Raised so far:

$635

Team Member

Sarah Collard

Raised so far:

$138

Team Member

Michelle Collard

Raised so far:

$256

Team Member

Ava Rose Martinucci

Raised so far:

$934

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Brett Ricchini

Raised so far:

$2,917

Team Member

Xavier Kay

Raised so far:

$854

Team Member

Isabella Benson

Raised so far:

$76

Team Member

Arabella Tomlinson

Team Member

layla mccarthy

Raised so far:

$796

Team Member

bella wright

Team Member

Dinu Perera

Team Member

Elodie Walker

Raised so far:

$200

Team Member

Olivia Flight

Raised so far:

$539

Team Member

Jaden Pawsey

Raised so far:

$568

Team Member

Matilda Barber

Raised so far:

$188

Team Member

Sarah Provily

Team Member

Jada Kenny

Raised so far:

$82

Team Member

Celeste Lean

Raised so far:

$104

Team Member

Toby Cooper

Team Member

Lachlan Horne

Raised so far:

$96

Team Member

Bella Robinson

Raised so far:

$383

Team Member

Lachy Kelly

Team Member

Jack Lanyon

Team Member

Elle Cofield

Raised so far:

$307

Team Member

Jacob Matuschka

Raised so far:

$131

Team Member

Maddie Dumesny

Raised so far:

$156

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Cheryl Warrior

Raised so far:

$1,074

Team Member

Holman Family

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Joshua Wintershoven

Raised so far:

$1,430

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Isla Hassett

Raised so far:

$1,008

Team Member

Griffin Knight

Raised so far:

$316

Team Member

Fern Knight

Raised so far:

$247

Team Member

Harry Sanderson

Raised so far:

$469

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Kye

Raised so far:

$1,000

Team Member

Darren Franken

Raised so far:

$300

Team Member

Bradley Doolan

Raised so far:

$401

Team Member

Jared Tremul

Team Member

Alric Wong

Raised so far:

$766

Team Member

Mitchell Garnett

Raised so far:

$106

Team Member

Willow Crapp

Raised so far:

$603

Team Member

Chrys

Raised so far:

$103

Team Member

Endre Lloyd-Johnsen

Raised so far:

$110

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

William Lloyd-Johnsen

Raised so far:

$1,008

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Adelaide Ripper

Raised so far:

$1,352

Team Member

amelie scouller

Raised so far:

$538

Team Member

Owen Williams-polley

Raised so far:

$555

Team Member

Alexander Jin

Raised so far:

$61

Team Member

Nicole Briscoe

Raised so far:

$630

Team Member

Samuel Wakefield

Team Member

Chloe Bennie

Raised so far:

$327

Team Member

Reece Hornsby

Team Member

Dax Conheady

Raised so far:

$469

Team Member

Rosie Fuentes

Team Member

Michaela Pistorius

Raised so far:

$103

Team Member

Julia Cullity

Raised so far:

$135

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Tom Black

Raised so far:

$1,092

Team Member

Lachlan Sears

Raised so far:

$192

Team Member

Zoe Russell

Raised so far:

$21

Team Member

Zara Paul

Team Member

Meg Conheady

Raised so far:

$310

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Isla Corlett

Raised so far:

$1,222

Team Member

Angela Forster

Raised so far:

$202

Team Member

Margie Heffernan

Raised so far:

$128

Team Member

Baz Maj

Raised so far:

$205

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Catherine Clayton

Raised so far:

$1,062

Team Member

Ryan McGrane

Raised so far:

$394

Team Member

Bondi Condon

Raised so far:

$55

Team Member

Georgia Turner

Raised so far:

$21

Team Member

Hannah Borschmann

Raised so far:

$51

Team Member

Zoe Jennings

Raised so far:

$106

Team Member

Kyana Jennings

Raised so far:

$26

Team Member

Karen Van

Raised so far:

$430

Team Member

Ed Leishman

Team Member

Billy O'Bree

Team Member

Sacha Rava

Raised so far:

$309

Team Member

Zeke Smith

Team Member

Abbey Smith

Raised so far:

$21

Team Member

Alison Moore

Raised so far:

$180

Team Member

J Logan

Raised so far:

$21

Team Member

Darren Cole

Raised so far:

$350

Team Member

Josh Wilkinson

Raised so far:

$101

Team Member

Keith Busbridge

Thorpey's Heroes

Member

Bendigo Hawks Aquatic

Raised so far:

$1,125

Team Member

Caspar Knight

Raised so far:

$47

Team Member

Scarlett Young

Team Member

Jonty Martin

Raised so far:

$32

Thank you to our Sponsors

Life-Saving Donation

$2k

Gsc Finance Solutions

Life-Saving Donation

$1.64k

Geelong Swimming Club

Fundraising from participants at the Laps for Lachie event.

Life-Saving Donation

$1.03k

Bendigo Hawks Aquatic

From Bendigo Hawks Aquatic (Ashlee Grace Skins)

Life-Saving Donation

$1.02k

Anonymous

Life-Saving Donation

$1,000

Anonymous

Life-Saving Donation

$550

Keith Busbridge

Lachie I miss you more than you know thanks for the friendship we had

Life-Saving Donation

$550

Brett Ricchini

Life-Saving Donation

$520

Adam Arkinstall

Amazing effort and support Renee of an incredibly important cause

Life-Saving Donation

$520

Anonymous

Braids and crazy make up will always make you smile x

Life-Saving Donation

$515

Heather Perkins

Go Nicole!

Life-Saving Donation

$501

Leigh Mccarthy

Hey Beetle, so inspiring. Well done.

Life-Saving Donation

$501

Damian Mcvilly

Life-Saving Donation

$500

Profilt Aust

What a great cause you are swimming for. Well done Hanni!!!

Life-Saving Donation

$500

Eileen & Danny Mcphillips

We’re very proud of you for supporting this cause Clancy! xxx

Life-Saving Donation

$317

Bek

Life-Saving Donation

$317

Bree Snijders

Donation on behalf of Nanna Rosemary

Life-Saving Donation

$301

Isla Corlett

Life-Saving Donation

$301

Ruby

Sad but an amazing cause. Good luck. Sash, Ruby & Julian

Life-Saving Donation

$300

Ballarat Gold Swimming Club

Life-Saving Donation

$300

Mdasa, Balllarat Gco Swimming Club, Ballarat Swimming Club

The members of Midlands District, Ballarat GCO Swimming Club and Ballarat Swimming Club are sending their kind thoughts to the Ricchini Family

Life-Saving Donation

$264

Sean Mcphillips

So proud of you Mouse xxx

Life-Saving Donation

$264

Raphael Rush

❤️‍🩹

Life-Saving Donation

$260

Yash Patki

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Harry Mccraw

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Annabel Taylor

So so missed 💚🖤💚🏊🏼‍♂️🏊🏼‍♂️🏊🏼‍♂️

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Matt Jones

Proud and inspired, go Scarlett!! Condolences to Lachie’s family and friends.

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Ryan Mcgrane

Let’s get involved in this cause for Lachie. Go Geelong 1-2-3

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Emy Simsic

Always in our hearts ❤️❤️

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Amber Molloy

Proud of you for doing this to honor your beautiful friend, Lachie.

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Michelle Moloney

❤️‍🩹

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Jacob Riches

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Iacono Family

Well done Mason. Such an important message we need to get out to all especially young people. Life matters 🙏🥰

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Emy S

So incredibly proud of you both ❤️

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Anonymous

Great work Ryan

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Pete M

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Renee Cottrill

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Emy Simsic

Well done Jack. A cause so close to many people's hearts. ❤️ Thank you for doing this in Lachie’s honor ❤️

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Simsic Family

An amazing way to honor your brother ❤️ 🙌

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Rachel Doyle

Well done Jacob

Life-Saving Donation

$258

Simsic Family

Forever in our hearts ❤️

Life-Saving Donation

$255

Greg Walker

Life-Saving Donation

$250

Darren Cole

Life-Saving Donation

$246

Vicki Allitt

Life-Saving Donation

$246

Asha Maccallum

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Adam Dean

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Pinnacle Charitable Foundation And Gonski Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Pinnacle Charitable Foundation And Gonski Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Darren Cole

❤😘

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Adam Murray

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Neilson Foundation And The Gonski Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Pinnacle Charitable Foundation And Gonski Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Jack Simsic

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Darren Cole

❤😘😍🏊‍♀️

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By The Gpt Group

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched By Pinnacle Charitable Foundation And Gonski Foundation

$216

Skye Knight

$211

The Pitman-jones Family

Mason, thank you for all you are doing to raise money for laps for life. Such an important cause and we are donating in Lachies memory, Thinking of you and all Lachies mates and family. The Pitman-Jones family.

$211

Olivia Cottrill

Keep swimming those laps!

$211

Robert And Liz Bell

$211

Jen Leyden

Proud of you Clancy. J, M, J and C xxxx

$211

Karen Wetherall

$211

Natalie J Mensch

Miss you Lachie, will always hold a special place in my heart

$211

Cameron Jones

$208

Des Munday & Son

$208

Therese Walker

Mel I can’t swim the laps physically but mentally I’m there x

$203

Facebook Donation

$200

Shane & Olesia Wintershoven

We're so proud of you Josh. Amazing efforts for a wonderful cause. Keep left, and have a great swim and day. xx

$200

Tamara And Kelly Hughes

His time among us was brief, yet he will live forever In our hearts. We honor him now for the joy he brought,

$200

Grace Trafton

$200

Allie Messenger

$171

Katie Hail-jares

I am so sorry to hear about your friend and am so glad you're doing this fundraiser.

$160

Craig & Gwen Warren

$158

Mapka

Awesome - Swim well, Swim strong

$158

Anja Hennig

$158

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

$158

Anonymous

Well done Alric! Very Proud of you for being part of this great initiative. Hope you will achieve your goal and make some positive impact in this good cause.

$158

Cathy C

Hi Chelsea, we are so proud of you helping others from your heart. All of our love & strenth will go with you.

$158

Mapka

Give it all you've got. 🥰

$158

Matched By Pinnacle Charitable Foundation And Gonski Foundation

$154

Tracey Ricchini

So proud of you Cam. Such an amazing achievement and wanted us to reach our goal for Lachie. Love Aunty Tracey xx

$150

Smith Family

Go Ava!!!!

$150

Baz Maj

$150

Cam/anne Robinson

$150

Andy, Christina, Tahlia & Zac King

$150

Darren Franken

$150

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

$135

Craig Shaw

Great cause Ava

$135

Daffy Family

Thinking of you all on the kiss of Lachie.

$135

Lisa Peirce

You’re an amazing human Layla, have been thinking of you a lot recently. You’re going to smash this challenge and your hard work and dedication will help lots of young people. X

$135

Timothy Neilson

So sad to have heard the news Brett, but congratulations on an excellent initiative. Best wishes Tim Neilson

$135

Angus Campbell

With kind thoughts from the open water swimmers at Williamstown Beach

$135

Arna Delle-vergini

Congratulations Hannah! You’re an amazing and inspiring young woman.

$135

Julia Cullity

$135

Mum

$135

Ryan Mcgrane

$135

Adam Luscombe

Go for it Hazza!

$135

Pat Dearing

$135

John Stephensen

$135

Ye Mao

$135

Jenny Luscombe

Great work Harry. It's a pleasure to support you in your swim. I'll be thinking of you completing your laps.

$135

Hely Family

$135

Andrew Wood

Wazza, slow and steady wins the race!

$135

Off Road Downunder

$135

Anonymous

Hope you have a speedy recovery…. Wishing you the best of luck from across the seas for this important cause.

$135

Kylie Todd

$135

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

$135

Andrew Bond

You are an inspiration to us all Mikayla Love Andrew

$134

Simon Black

Good on you Tommy!! Great cause to get involved and support.

$133

Veronica Quirk

Well done on representing this cause Noah! We’re very proud to support you. Love, Grandad, Grandma and Aunty V

$133

Doug Edmonds

Great initiative Kye!

$130

Chelsea Jones

Well done, Scarlett

$129

Meg Conheady

$129

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

$129

Emma Hocking

🩵

$129

Jill Hennessy

Thank you for your dedication to raising awareness, reducing stigma and help funidng mental health support for young people.

$129

Dax Conheady

$128

Mike & Wana

Go Bella!!

$128

Tonya Court

Our hearts are with you today and always. I hope today you see the army of support you have behind you xx

$128

Lin Wang

Love you😘

$128

Chris Jones

You have our support Brett

$128

Lucy Young

$127

Kylie, Baz, Will And Shan & Family

$127

Matched By Reef Shark Foundation

$127

Oli Macklin Ella Erin Lauchie Braydon Lara Rosa Liv Summa Tommy Lucas

We are so proud of you Isla!

$127

Matched By The Gpt Group

$113

Sue & Vic Yovanches

Hanni this is great what you are doing love baba & dedo

$110

Makayla Larkin

i’m so proud of you girl

$108

Elizabeth El-hawary

$108

Tim Ellis

$107

Anonymous

$106

Matt Turner

$106

Anonymous

$106

Tracey & Alistair Mccooke

$106

Freddy Huang

You're the best, Chelsea.

$106

Diane &reinhard Hennig

A worthy cause

$106

Andrew Leckie

You go girl, great cause…. I hope it all goes well.

$106

Melinda Ricchini

❤️

$106

Matched By The Gpt Group