Swim Rats

We're challenging ourselves to swim to save lives

Depression and the futility of the dark and sudden weight of declining mental health (however fleeting) surrounds us all ALL of the time. It might not be you, but the struggles upstairs of every person close to you are inescapable, cruel and ultimately brutal in their effect - 340 young people ended their own life last year.

We will be dutifully cutting laps in pools and being scared shitless of sharks in the big salty blue throughout March to raise much needed funds to ReachOut, who, now probably more than ever, need everyone's generous help.

We want to live in a world where everyone in their darkest days can have someone they can turn to for help.Β  Thanks ya'll!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.02k

Darrell Beveridge

So very proud of the RATS πŸ€ let’s finish the month strong! don’t hit snooze, get the fuck out of bed and get your ass down to the water!!! Thanks Reach Out for organising this fundraiser, and for providing a place for young Australians from any walk of life to get in contact and have a chat in their toughest days. The swim rats share this vision and hope what we’ve scrounged together can help you continue doing your work - and to help as best you can those having a rough trot; please remember: you’re never alone πŸ’œ And to the Australian government and the cowards in Canberra who are wholly complicit in their denial of adequate financial support for organisations like Reach Out, who have to rely on charity from the general public like we live in some kind of 1800’s feudal world, I raise my middle finger to your institutional vandalism of the mental welfare of the next generation of Australians πŸ‘Š

$515

Pass~port

UP THE SWIM SWIM RATS!

$515

Extra Silky

SWIM RATS FOR LIFE !!!!! You guys are so amazing and inspiring !!!!! Keep it up and one day I’ll join you in the water hehe xoxo Nina

$515

The Grifter Brewing Co

Well done to all the Swim Rats on an inspiring month!

$465

Anonymous

Money for happy

$300

Pist Idiots

A group of rats is called a mischief

$266

Web

$266

Gwen Tanos

Good luck “You little Nipper”🐳

$255

Anthony Lindsay

GO GIRL !!!!!

$209

Catcall

$209

John

$200

Julie Robb

Go Cole and Steph - et al!!

$200

Anonymous

$157

William Brown

Get em rattys!!!

$157

Anika Robertson

Go!!!!

$157

Tom Noakes

Rats. Assemble

$157

Matt, Kelly & Lenny

Go cole & the swim rats xx love Matt, Kelly & Lenny

$157

Matt, Kelly & Lenny

go steph & the swim rats xx love Matt, Kelly & Lenny

$157

Cameron Sparkes

Get em rats!!!! Love you all dearly.

$116

Hossein Ansari

Well done mate, such a good cuase.

$110

Bruce Dowd

$106

Anonymous

Hey Joe, Awesome work! You're a swimmer and a giver!

$106

Dave & Gem

Good on ya rats

$106

Glenn Fox

Go Bec! That’s a very worthy cause.

$106

Vicki Mack

A fantastic thing to do- good on you Bec!

$106

Daisy Tulley

Proud of you. Daisy, June & Doug x

$106

Elle Mcclure

the best rats since ratatouille <3

$106

Charlie Lehmann

Nice work blood xoxo

$106

Diane Tanos

Good luck Catherine xo

$106

Anonymous

$106

Roz & Steve Mcclure

Good luck Bec!

$106

Kandis Evans

Well done “Crew Life”πŸ’–!

$106

Run Creative

Go Bec!!!

$106

Leslie Solar

$106

Jill Harrisberg

You are doing a great thing !! Proud of you

$106

Murray-walkers

Brilliant effort!

$106

Nathan Lewis

Nice one

$106

Anne Martin

Good swimmy boy!

$106

Justin Case

No ticket to the comedy thank you

$106

Varda

How fantastic Greg!! Good luck πŸ€

$106

Lisa Nissen

Well done!!

$106

Rhys

John really helped me with my mental health while I was going through a divorce.

$106

Big Arse!!

wear a silly hat for your last lap.

$106

Beci Orpin

$106

Michelle Boulous Walker

So proud!

$106

Dan & Harry

Amazing effort! Love Dan and Harry

$106

Big Sis

So proud of you cc!!

$106

Helen Smith

Good Luck Bec - we know you will reach your goal - we are with you all the way. Lots of Love, M.

$106

Alastair Mooney

Great stuff team well done!

$106

Russo Jones

Amazing CC. So proud xx

$106

Ben Sullivan

$106

Elliot Jones

Love your works Rats xx

$106

Sascha Solar-march

$106

Toby Hilton

Good stuff Mate. Would have been more if it was in one go πŸ˜‰

$106

Liv, Joel, Chester & Chilli

Such an important cause. Proud of you xx

$106

Merle And Barry Clennar

What a fantastic and worthy cause! So so proud of your effort Gregs!! Happy swimming!! Xxx

$106

Kenneth Smith

Hi Bec, Super heroine! Good luck with your goal. Love Pa x

$106

Spencer White Family

Love you : stay strong : you are amazing

$106

Jeremy Blackmore

Can’t wait to see you swim those last 3 kms

$106

Anonymous

$106

Merle And Barry Clennar

Such a wonderful worthwhile cause! Well done Steffi! Xx

$106

Alana Anderson

Go get it swim rats! So proud of you all xox

$106

Lucy

Lots of love and lots of strokes

$106

Vaea

Go you good things!

$106

Alex & Haidee

Go you good rats

$106

Klieno

Go you good thing. Swim to the ‘been from your neck of the woods and you’ll be almost there!

$106

Susan & Stephen Chimes

Your act of kindness will help those in need Greg . Well done for participating in such a worthy cause xx

$106

Frank Calvisi

Go Rebecca!

$106

David King

$106

Weslie Lai

$104

Sammy Furlong

Up the rats! Love rats who swim!!!! See ya tonight :)))

$104

Perry & Irene Kostoglou

Proud of you Catherine love Uncle Perry & Aunty Irene xx

$104

Kdogs

Up the rats!

$104

Nellie Kelleher

$104

Lewis Cowper

Great cause. Good luck!

$104

Elizabeth Markowski

So proud of you Daz x Go Rats, GO!

$104

Peter Sheehan

Good on you Bec, very special cause.

$104

Anonymous

Onya Jonz

$104

Jenni Broad

πŸ€—πŸ‘

$104

Peter Le

Joe, You get my support. Cheers Peter Le

$104

Trix And Brad

You are amazing Cc!

$104

Craig And Margarett Guthrie

$104

Shaun Tunnicliffe

Go the Swim Rats! Epic way to bring awareness to the topic.

$104

Sian Harrison

$102

Mitch

Smash it Bro!

$102

James Anthony

$102

Matt Cresswell

GHB supports the Rats x

$102

Nirenjen St George

$102

Luke Smith

Go you good rats!!!

$102

Russell Walker

Great work swim rats! <3 Marilyn & Russell

$102

Stephen Tulley

Well done Alex!!

$102

Schirine Yalinejad

$102

Max

Smash it mate! Good on you in the big salty blue!

$100

Russell And Brid Walker

Great effort Joe!

$100

Webster

Go u rats

$100

D Cannonball

love you mate, go get em. x

$100

Bec Fox

$100

Barry&karen Quine

Keep calm and swim like a fish!

$100

Virginia & Bruce Skelton

Good luck! and well done!

$84

Ashleigh Peter

Good luck sis. You will do amazing xx

$78

Marty Tsang

Congrats xx

$76

Harry Shtein

You CAN do this!!

$73

Adrian

Great stuff! When can I join the swim team? :)

$69

Lucy Hannah

Great stuff Bexi.

$69

Rhys

Hot rats

$67

Molly Clarris

Go Rats!

$63

Sue T

Go Darrell!

$63

Mel

Nice one Rats.

$60

Waylon

β™‘

$60

Alexandra Dolan

get it babe

$60

Barry&karen Quine

Keep calm & swim like a fish!

$59

Robert Dobalina

$58

Limov Xxx

Stef and Billy

$55

Violet

$52

Suzanne Mack

Go Bexy - great cause xx

$52

Lauren Bacon

$52

Penelope Jurd

U R a qTπŸ₯§

$52

Samantha White

Just keep swimming, just keep swimmingggggg :)

$52

Lydia Gifford

Swim Darrell!

$52

Olivia Cantarella

Splish splash it up you bunch of legends!!

$52

Kai

Go coley cole

$52

Karen King

$52

Kat Rat

Keep up the good work Joe!

$52

Shan + Ben Aggar

Proud of youuuuuuuuuu x

$52

Faz

Is this where I buy a ticket to Weed C*nt 2?

$52

Juan Onekawa

πŸ€™πŸ€™πŸ€™

$52

Masoumeh Mokhtar

$52

Blake

$52

Hannah

gooo you goood thing!!!!!!!!!

$52

Amelia Hoff

$52

Henry Stone

mental healthy mental wealthy mental wise

$52

Eags

i love the swim rats (more than a friend)

$52

Cole ‘rat’ King

Go rats! It’s been so amazing ratting it together to raise money for something that is so very important! Much love xoxoxoxox

$52

Ashiya Omundsen

$52

Hannah

Such a great cause! Go swim rats d:)

$52

Eve Edwards

Good luck for the final laps of your swim! Thank you for raising money and awareness for this important cause!

$52

Wignall’s

Lovely stuff guys, good on you all!!! Glenn, Faith & Marnie x

$52

Anonymous

$52

James Whineray

$52

Russell Martin

$52

Faz

Not all heroes wear capes! Some wear swim caps ❀️

$52

Clatch

$52

Kath

Go John

$52

Katie Mack

Backing you for a strong finish!

$52

Dominica Edwards

Keep up the good work - am proud of you.

$52

Toby Wilson

Nice one m8!

$52

John Cruckshank

Padstow represent

$52

Clay Ciolac

There goes dat boi.

$52

Steph King

Big love to all the rats!

$52

Cole King

$52

Ryan Sparks

$52

Aquaphys

Awesome effort Eliza and great cause!

$52

Jake Dimond

$52

Juz Buz

$52

Jessica Skinner

Go quick brown Fox!!!

$50

Rhona Clennar

All the best with your endeavour. Sounds like a really worthy cause. Love granny Rhona

$50

Joe Quine

$50

Charlie

Go King ratties!!!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

$50

Laura Allen

Fair Play to you all!!! A great cause x

$50

Jemima Gaunt

Go kate!!!

$50

Elena Tory-henderson

From your #1 fan

$50

Emmanuels

Keep on lapping

$50

Scott Mccallum

Well done! A great cause Joe Wish I could swim that far....

$50

Zoe Blome

$50

Harry Woolven

Go team go!!!

$50

Ayo

$50

Claudia And Gus

Greg, the gold jacket’s yours. Darrells gonna choke. Love you Greggy! Keep swimming x

$50

Louise Everingham

Good on you Darrel . So many need this sort of help.

$50

Rust And Bones

Keep swimming Alex!!

$50

Lisa Bethune

$50

Frankie Brownridge

You’re a bloody legend xx

$50

Fave Aunty Gail D'astoli

$50

Ruth Gotterson

Way to go Idaho !

$50

Laura Markowski

Yeah Daz!!!! Go team!!! Swim rats rule!!

$50

Anonymous

more is lost by indecision than wrong decision

$50

Donna Chang

Go Catherine! X

$50

Philippa O’dowd

Go Alex! A great cause and it will be good for you if you don’t knock yourself out. Much love pip PS don’t knock yourself out!

$50

Nick And Gab Puckett

Yay Bec!!

$50

Eliza Aggar

$50

Leo

$50

Jessie S

What a great cause. Good luck! 🏊‍♂️

$50

Latoya Jackson

All water is sparkling if you turn the tap on hard enough

$50

Lachlan Richards

$50

Rhys Grogan

πŸ€‘πŸ„πŸ€―πŸŒ

$50

Phil Hatcher

Great cause.......enjoy the swim.

$50

G&b

Nice one Al, you the best. xx G & B

$50

David Robinson-smith

great work everyone

$50

Peter Trickey

Happy to support Good luck

$50

Trent Evans

$50

Louis Gerber

$50

Toby Williams

$50

Hannah Gartrell

$50

Siena White

$50

Stephen

All the best for it!

$50

Kate B

To the Island and beyond!

$50

Anonymous

$50

Sophie

Good one mate

$50

Harrison Kenney

❀️❀️❀️

$50

Anna Rogulj

Just keep swimming!

$50

Elsie Tulley

$50

Vanessa Flynn

Red hot!

$50

Glenn Fox

That's an impressive goal, and a very worthwhile cause - go well Darrell.

$50

Jordan D

Well done everyone xx

$50

Kate

Great work Joe!

$50

Dan Mussen

$50

Lexi And Ricky

Great cause! Well done Greggylegs!

$50

Zoe Xirocostas

Wooooo go Lou!

$50

Chlo & Jack

We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love our Swim Rats.

$50

Maddie S

Xox

$50

Elliot Shields

$50

Ashley

Hope you’re well, Good cause to support sir

$50

Daddy

Go Rats!

$50

Daniel Clennar

$50

Jacob Coady

$50

Anne Mcleod

Happy swimming xx

$50

Poppy Williams

$48

Carly Beau

Hello Good job Love Carly beau

$48

Eliza Aggar

$48

Louise Aggar

$48

Ebonny Munro

Go Siena

$48

Hughvidler

go on then

$48

Holly Turner

Double or nothing for the worm

$48

Steph Quine

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. You go Joe!

$48

Swampy

Get em JuJa

$48

Amelia Skelton

$44

Peta Kiernan

$42

Anna K

Go gal!

$42

Geo

GO FAST FOX GO

$42

Baz

Well done Swim Rats, legends for this.

$42

Sarah Steen

Your a champ mate

$42

Sophia Mw

Go Poe! love u

$42

Alex M

onya Cathy Call!

$42

Sean Ryan

$40

Genia Furlong

Doing Leisel the diesel proud 🏊‍♀️ πŸ₯‡ Love your work

$40

Brett Bevege

Go Rebecca!

$40

Angie G

$40

Stacey Collins

Go Bolly!!! x

$33

Danielle D’astoli

Go on you Joe and Eliza

$31

Joe Waskiw

$31

Cinzia Myatt

Amazing stuff x

$31

Katie Murray

Go Swim Rats!! <3

$31

Breanne Doyle

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

$31

Ciaran Lennon

Best of luck Bec. Great cause.

$31

Shane Cartlidge

Go get’em tiger

$31

Danielle Clennar

Go get ‘em Greggylegs! So proud of you xx

$31

Courtney Nicholls

Keep up the good work chick! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

$31

Tom Russell-penny

$31

Hayley

Fox Hall for the win

$31

Bec Foley

Thank you x

$31

James Aslanidis

$31

Jackie Lloyd

Go Greg!

$31

Shiva Shrestha

Keep up the good work Mate

$30

Matthew Westren

Electricians and water don’t mix

$26

Mitch

$26

The Tilbury Press

No late nervous wees

$26

Lg

$26

Marcus Smith

Good luck that girl! Brilliant work.

$26

Nick

$26

Marto

aqua bubble realm

$26

Marto

aquatic mind bubble portelli πŸ’¦

$26

Jan Ramus

$26

Ruth Jennifer Jacobs

XOXOX

$26

Allan Garrick

$26

Danielle Louise Kelleher

Enjoy your swimming!

$26

Amy And Billy

On ya noo noo!

$21

Cameron Skelton

I love you

$21

Immy Wilson

$21

George Tsokos

Go Lou!!!!!

$21

Rebecca Robertson

$21

Judith Littleton

$21

Ruth Watt

Swim fishy swim

$21

Dee Fidge

πŸ‘πŸΌ

$21

Kelly Bidlake

$21

Andrew Maude

Just keep swimming just keep swimming ! You are my hero!

$21

Hannah Biddle

Nice one Nicool x

$21

Nadia Clark

Great work x

$21

Terry King

$21

Terry King

$21

Terence P King

$21

Terry King

$21

Terry King

$21

Emma Croker

$21

Billy Bain

πŸ€™πŸ½

$21

Dominique Wrighton

$21

Floyd Scott

Love your work ratz

$21

Sue Littleton

$21

George Tsokos

Miss u

$21

Bridie

Go you lil swim rat x

$21

Kevin Sheal

Important cause to me. Thanks swimming rats

$21

Dylan Walton

Good on you Dowdy

$21

Fiona Campbell

$21

Kate Littleton

$21

Jack Langton

Go you good thing!

$21

Anonymous

Swim Dazza you Little Tadpole!

$21

Jasmine Pirovic

$21

Richard Kennedy

$21

Bob Coughlan

$21

Schnitzel

Think of me.

$21

Bryce Mcevoy

Good on ya wazzyyyyy

$21

Elma Fudd

Good wun

$21

Yvonne

$21

Linda O’brien

$21

Peta Morgan

Anyone that swims any laps deserves money in my eyes. And for such a good cause :)

$21

Joel Cairncross

$21

Shannen Sparks

So proud of you Kate! Great work! Xx

$21

Krissy

Gooo Joe

$20

Brady And Mike

Go Lize!!!!!

$20

Brady And Mike

Go Joe!!!!

$20

Jemmaroochidore

Bravo Guiesppe! Molto Benè

$20

Ellen Alkon

$20

Jess Frew

Love your work Alex!!

$16

Paula King

$16

Peter King

$16

Michelle

$16

Brie & Tom

Congrats n well done lizard :-)

$16

Brie & Tom

nice swimming u beast

$15

Cara Harvey

$10

Winnie Markowski

Woof!

$10

Jack Colwell

go alex!

$10

Kate Croker

Well done Joe you legend!

$10

Katie Khurshed

❀️❀️❀️

$10

Erin

Osher

$5

Cole King

Go jonz

$5

Cole King

Go Eoin!!!

$5

Tom Quine

Swim on beast

$5

Tom Quine

swim on beast

$5

Maddie Pirie

$5

Vera Todorcevsa