Richard Carstairs

My Progress



I've swam

90.18 km

My Goal

60 km

I'm challenging myself to swim to save lives

Every day, one young Aussie takes their own life – that's one too many.

Every dollar you donate to my fundraising page will help ReachOut provide all young Aussies with the support they need to be happy and well.

My Achievements

Uploaded a profile photo

Set a fundraising goal

Logged first lap

Achieved distance goal

Received first donation

Achieved fund goal

Shared page

Challenge Accepted

My Updates

Swim Target Reached

Great morning...120 laps completed #BelmontOasisLeisureCentre .No better way to achieve my goal than to swim with this super legend Blair Tilbee many laps swum and hundreds of km ridden over the last 30 then visit Kim for a complimentary massage then a 12 hour shift.. I have now swum 60.3Kms in total. Let's see how far I can go in the next 11 days.

March 14th

Riverton Leisureplex - 70 x 50 metre laps = 3.5kms

March 13th

Riverton Leisureplex - 104 x 50 metre laps (5.2Kms)

March 12th

Work visit by #TWU

Afternoon Swim #RivertonLeisureplex - 80 Laps = 4Kms

March 11th

March 11th #BelmontOasisLeisureCentre thanks to Terry and all the crew for a great night and all your help. 78 x 50 metres (3.9 kms)


10 Days in - Total = 25.2 kms = 8:05 hours of swimming



March 10th - combined swims

Swimming Sunday March 10th - #CoogeeJettytoJetty (1.5kms) = 30 x 50 metre laps + 60 x 50 Metre laps (3kms) #RivertonLeisureplex, Total of 90 x 50 metre laps 4.5Kms.
These two swims add up to my favourite #33 (Don Homes #SwanDistrictsFootballClub and ShaunyB #57 #BradfordRacing.

March 7th - Missed one

80 x 50 Metres (4Kms) to add to total

Riverton Leisureplex.

March 10th - Swim with the duck

#CoogeeJettytoJetty swim 1.5Kms for the swim total


March 8th - Pool Swim #RivertonLeisureplex

80 x 50 Laps - 4,000 metres (4Kms) to add to the total.




March 6th - Pool swim #RivertonLeisureplex

100 x 50 Metre laps (5Kms) to add to the swim total.

A big thank you to Riverton Leisureplex who are sponsoring my swims with free entry for each day of my laps for March.




2.5 km swim completed - 48 mins: 14.4 secs

2.5km Swim
Position 77 (731 Overall participants). Time: 48mins:14.4secs. 

In the water - Scarborough swim

Monday morning swim in Scarborough

In the water - Mullaloo Mile - 3.2Km completed

Finish Time 01:02:32.8
22 / 46
19 / 30
2 / 3


Race No : 384
Gender : Male
Category : 60-64
Secondary Category : 55-64
Secondary Category Pos : 5
Status : Finished
Club :  
State : Western Australia
Resident Country : Australia
Team :  
Pace : 19:32 min/km
Wave : Wave 2

Mark Birch - Legend - Thank you

My heartfelt thanks for your sponsorship of ReachOut which I feel is a worthy cause for us to support.
Swimming goals start today to reach our 60 Km target for the month. I will post daily progress reports on FB and on the Laps for Life blog page. Please feel free to follow.
Thank you again for your support.

It's time

The big day is here!

Follow my swim for others - Begins March 1st

Big day tomorrow. Pool swimming will be recorded on my fit bit each session and uploaded to laps for life and FB sites. My weekend swim results will be uploaded to the same. This weekends events will be Sat - Mullaloo mile and Sunday Scarborough OWS. Thank you again to all those who have supported the cause so far and please don't forget you can still donate during March for those who haven't been able to do so yet. Looking forwad to keeping in touch and hopefully smashing our 60Km target for the month. Cheers Richard

Thanks Tilb's family

Thank you for your kind support

Off the blocks with donations

Thanks Guys:

Robyn Kevill, Kaz and Clarky, Kate Sizer and Mandy Abe. x




Follow my swim for others - Begins March 1st

So many people losing their lives, so many more affected.

Swimming calms my mind

I hope that my efforts to support this cause will help others to calm their thoughts.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Michelle Mcglone (family Donation)


Lesa Rae

Congratulations Richards, awesome effort from you. You should be proud of yourself. We all are.



You're an inspiration to us all!


Joe Mcgowan

Good luck Richard!


Travis & Kellie Bell

A huge effort for a great cause 💙


Ag Implements

Top effort mate 👍🏻


Nat & Dan Twaddle

Thank you Richie xx



Good luck Richard. See you Friday. Kel & Matt


Mathew Dickinson


Jackie Keogh

You go sonny


Cliff (wocko) Watkins


Nicola & Deb

Go Richard


Geoffrey Marks


Ruarri Macdonald

A worthy cause, keep up the good work mate.


Nicole & Aaron


Richard Carstairs


Karen Andrews


Kate Sizer

Swim swim Rishard!!!


Jan Innes

Good luck Richard



You are amazing xo


Harris Zuglian Electrics

Congratulations Richard, a job well done. From Gary & Dot Harris


Willie Galloway


Tim & Sally George


Shaz Adams

Awesome work Richard.


Tilb's Family

Go you Good thing Richie..


Leigh Tucker

Good luck Richard for a great cause 🤗🤗🤗👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼


Tayla Day

Well done Richard. Swimming for a wonderful cause. All the best


Kylie & Dino Di Fulvio

Go hard Richard, good job for a great cause. xx


Stuart Smyth


Sharon And Peter Armstrong


Lisa & Logs Carstairs

100% you got this, what an awesome you xxx❤️


Ian & Leonie Bolt


Justin Bell




Gavin & Peta Mcdonnell

On ya Rich, you go!!


Josh Tucker

Good luck mate!!! Nearly up to 3k!


Stephanie Lenaghan

Amazing achievement, massive well done!


Pat Bell


Tanya Siviour



Kim Falconer-brown


Kaz & Dave Clarky

You got this Rich.


Allison John

Well done Richard. Good luck


Georgina & Harold Watkins


Harry & Kath Watkins

Go Richy


Crawford Thomas

Good job mate .....


Christine Poore

Great effort in helping others Richard.


Mac Makwana


David Middleton

Go Richard, hope you succeed in your goal.


Toni Blanchard

Goodluck Richard!!


Alice Pearce

Top stuff Richard!!


Wayne Long

Great effort for an old fella.


Robyn Kevill

Good luck Richard I know you will make your goal


Gerry Mcdermott

Good on you Richard, keep up the good work!


Kate Heap

You're a good lad mate 😊


Peter Connor

Great cause mate , enjoyed the walk back in our nut huggers yesterday after the Mindarie swim. Good luck Pete


Mark Birch

Go Richard


Amanda Bennett


Jessica Spittal - Your Favourite G4s Officer!

Awesome job!


Ian Limpitlaw


Andrew Smith


John Garrett


John Cutralie


Jamie Walker


Clay Humphries


Linda Coleman