Joh Kohler

My Progress

Laps

816

I've swum

40.78 km

My Goal

20 km

This March, I’m challenging myself to swim to save lives.

Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia? That means that each year, more young people die by suicide than in car accidents or from cancer.

By sponsoring my participation in Laps for Life, you'll be helping ReachOut achieve its mission of ensuring that all young people have the support they need to be happy and well.
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After spending most of my adult life avoiding situations where I need to be in a swimsuit, I’ve recently rediscovered my love of swimming.

At the start of February, I abandoned my usual worries of fatness (lots of) and fitness (lack of) to start swimming laps 3 days a week.

And I already FEEL noticeable better. Calmer. More focused. Less cranky.

Those sessions of black line meditation have made the world of difference to my mental health. And I want to be part of making the world of difference to the mental health of young Australians.

That’s why I’ve signed up to swim 20 km in March for Laps for Life.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia.

That's just not ok.

By supporting my Laps for Life challenge, we can help ReachOut Australia in their work to keep young Australians happy and well.

20 km is a lot for me. I’ll have to swim (a lot) more often. And (a lot) more laps.

But with your support, I know I can achieve this goal.

Please sponsor via the link if you can. 

My Achievements

Uploaded a profile photo

Set a fundraising goal

Logged first lap

Achieved distance goal

Received first donation

Achieved fundraising goal

Shared page

Challenge Accepted

Thank you to my Sponsors

$415

Rosie Kovacs

Very proud of you, Joh, you got this ❤️. I’ll be cheering you on. xxx

$266.22

Tim Campbell

Awesome initiative congrats!! And remember, if you feel you can’t make it to the end of the lap, pretend a crocodile is right behind you. Has worked for me for over 40 years! 👏👏

$266.22

Graham Campbell

Good luck.

$266.22

Graham Campbell

Wow almost there already great work and keep it up.

$266.22

Peter Campbell

Good on you Joh, great initiative for you and great cause to support

$266.22

Rob Ferguson

Great effort Joh. I know the feeling of the release following the black line in the morning. Keep it going, Perth Masters this year!

$266.22

Heather Campbell

Go Joh, so brave to attempt those 6am starts. You are an inspiration 🏊‍♀️

$125.28

Kelly-ann Lynch

You’re bloody crazy but for all the right reasons. You’ve got this xxxx 💕💕

$104.40

Compelling Copy

Whoa, we're halfway there...!

$104.40

Tristan Viscarra Rossel

Well done, Joh! This is a great cause.

$104.40

Compelling Copy

Whoop - 20 km done!... Can I get to 30 km? ✅❤🏊‍♀️

$102

Nerissa Bentley

Go Joh! I know how hard it can be to get out of your comfort zone, but look at you! So proud that you're not letting anything stop you from doing what you want to do, and making the world a better place for other people. You'e an inspiration. xx

$52.20

Katie Kelly

I LOVE that you're doing this!!!! Hope you don't stop when you've reached the 20km xxx

$52.20

Elizabeth Stainton

I am impressed. All for a great cause.

$52.20

Gabriel Family

Congratulations sweetheart, great cause and how liberating to free your body and mind whilst doing this!! Much love the Gabriel tribe xx

$52.20

Apr

$52.20

Anonymous

Go Joh!! You are amazing! xo RB

$50.11

Rochelle B

You are amazing, and I wish I was in a position to give more.

$50.11

Emma Fletcher

Look at you go, amazing achievement Joh! And a fantastic cause to boot, huge congrats x

$50.11

Angela Pickett

$50.11

Angela Denly

Channel your inner dolphin and enjoy the blue line meditation time!

$50.11

Jo Morrison

You can do it!

$50.11

Joh Kohler

$50.11

Lynette Mackay

So proud of you! ❤️

$50.11

Tony Olson

Go Joh. H&T

$50

Renee Jolly

$50

Jessica Gilchrist

$50

Marta

You go Joh!

$31.32

Van Tran

Good luck Joh!

$31.32

Andrea

$31.32

Liz Radford

Awesome work for a great cause Joh! Head down, bum up and you’ll get those laps done in no time 🏊‍♀️ 💪👌🏼

$31.32

Justine Robins

Awesome work Joh!

$31.32

Kate Beard

Amazing Joh! Loving your perseverance and determination. Proud of you!

$26.10

Karen Doane

Go Joh, GO❣️

$26.10

April Myles

Smashed it Joh. What a wonderful achievement!

$26.10

Karina Mcdonald

So inspiring Jo!

$26.10

Lisa Cropman

Go Joh Koh xxx

$26.10

Mel Hoggins

Love your work Joh!! 💕

$26.10

Debbie Simmonds

Great achievement Joh😊

$21.69

Kate Beard

You're amazing! You took that 20km goal and smashed it to smithereens! So as promised, and extra dollarbuck for each extra km swam. Amazing!

$20.88

The Manna

Being brave and stepping outside your comfort zone is such a wonderful thing to do. 🙌 Such a great role model of a mumma you are. And investing some time in you is just wonderful. Keep going. 👌🏻

$20.88

Kelly Armstrong

You go girl.. u got this and well done

$20.88

Anna Merola

Go Joh!

$20.88

Everett Kemp

All I can say Joh is that’s frickin awesome. Great thing to do for Reach out, your mental health and fitness and just being an amazing person. And damn that’s a long way to swim!

$20.88

Sian Aston

go Joh! what a fabulous woman you are!

$20.88

Jillian D’ercole

Go for it Joh! Very proud of you....wish we could do a few laps together. 🏊‍♀️ 💕

$20.88

Jenny Larsen

$20.88

Edan Haddock

Go Joh!

$20.88

Kate Toon

Go joko go!

$20.88

Angela Denly

Those extra 20kms deserve an extra donation!

$20.88

Rebecca Jones

Yay for abandoning hang ups to do the things that make you happy! And then benefiting others in the process. You’ve inspired me to get back in the water again, before it gets too cold for the year 🥶

$20.88

Kellie Lumsden

$20.88

Wendy Slater

Well done Joh, keep on swimming, keep on swimming!! You are an inspiration. ❤️

$20.88

Anonymous

Here’s to you, honey! So impressed! Xxx

$20.88

Emma Filies

Great cause. Encouraging you to keep on swimming!!

$20.88

Jess And Chad Hentschke

Well done Joh!

$20.88

Louise Oreilly

You are amazing Joh!

$20.88

Amy Butler

Love ya work Joh!

$20.88

Jennue Brown

Well done Joh! I’ve been so impressed watching your swimming!

$20.88

Narelle Atlinson

Nice work Joh!!! Such a great initiative, you’ll smash it! X

$20.88

Sarah

Inspiring stuff Joh! You’re amazing!

$20.88

Abbey Bower

Way to go, Joh!!

$20.88

Quigley Family

Go Joh, can't wait to see you swim the little blue lake

$20.88

Bek Lambert

$20.88

Robert Ferguson

Looking good for the 600 laps Joh.

$20

Anonymous

Keep swimming!

$20

Sonia Armani

Fab cause on both fronts! The charity and of course...you ❤ Keep having fun

$20

Krista Peters

Great work Joh! Keep it up! ❤️

$10.44

Fiona Sheldrick

Great work Joh!

$10.44

Meena Azzollini

Hey Joh, Love how you've got out of your comfort zone and are doing this incredible thing! You're an inspiration!

$10.44

Anonymous

Good for you Joh! It's not much but it all helps and I think it's awesome what you're doing. Go girl!