Scott Kelly

I'm swimming to save lives

  • This is my first year diving

  • in for youth mental health

My son, Hunter, started swimming in squads at an early age. He looked up to many of the older swimmers and marvelled at how fast they swam. One of those swimmers Hunter looked up to was Claudia Neale. Claudia went on to achieve amazing things in swimming and I became friends with her parents, Matt and Fiona. 

In 2020, Matt and Fiona lost Claudia to suicide. They are incredibly strong people and have done a lot to bring awareness to the topic of youth mental health.  

To support Matt and Fiona, and in honour of Claudia, I am taking on the Laps for Life Challenge in March. I will swim 60km throughout the month as my way of contributing to the cause and raising much needed funds for the ReachOut mental health service. 

ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.

If you can, please sponsor my participation in Laps for Life and provide young people across the country with the support they need to be happy and well.

Simply click here to make a donation through my page.

Alternatively, you can copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.lapsforlife.com.au/fundraisers/scottkelly

Thank you so much for your support – it is truly appreciated. We can all make a difference. 

Regards

Scott

p.s. Learn more about ReachOut here.

My Swim Progress

I've swum

60.53km (1,708 laps)

My Goal

60km

How do you compare to other participants?

Average Distance Swum: 16m

Average Distance Goal: 18KM

My Impact

So far this year I helped provide...

2663

Young people with vital mental health support.

Fundraising Progress

Raised

$10652

My Goal

$5,000

So far, you’ve raised 213% of your fundraising goal!

Raised

$0

My Team Goal

$0

So far, you’ve raised nan% of your fundraising goal!

Raised

$3,466,477

All Goal

$3,600,000

So far, you’ve raised 97% of your fundraising goal!

Thank you to my Sponsors

Life-Saving Donation

$1.02k

Scott Kelly

Life-Saving Donation

$1.02k

Matt and Fiona Neale

Thankyou Scott. This means the world to our family. #ourclaudia

Life-Saving Donation

$520

Platinum Equity

Life-Saving Donation

$520

Scott Kelly

Life-Saving Donation

$520

Luke Kelly

Life-Saving Donation

$520

Stanton and Taylor Strata Management

Great cause. Well done mate!!

Life-Saving Donation

$500

Danns Electrical

Life-Saving Donation

$401

Damian McIlroy

Keep a defib near you,I don’t want to be the only old bugger left at hegs in 20 years

Life-Saving Donation

$300

M

Life-Saving Donation

$275

Tina Assadour

A cause very close to my heart - Best of luck Scott.

Life-Saving Donation

$263.75

Lower Blue Mountains Swim Club Blueys

On behalf of everyone at LBMSC, for this great cause in honour of one of our own, Claudia.

Life-Saving Donation

$258.47

Maude

Life-Saving Donation

$258.47

Trent Chapman

Great cause mate. (And impressed if you can swim 60km in March…so my ask is a weekly update on FB including speedos shots)

Life-Saving Donation

$258.47

Paul Callaghan

Good on you mate! 2k's per day, that is impressive!

Life-Saving Donation

$250

Tony Dragicevich

Happy to support Scott in this great initiative. Good luck with the training Scott !!

Life-Saving Donation

$245

Matched by Reef Shark Foundation

$208

Archistar team

Well done Scott!

$135.04

Mike Crowley

Start swimming you bastard !

$135.04

Anonymous

$135.04

Glenda Jardim

You do us all proud

$133.12

Anne Monck

$105.50

Stephen Smith

Scott, You are amazing.

$105.50

William Snelson

Well done Scott - wonderful cause. keep swimming! regards Jim

$105.50

Dean Haritos

$105.50

David Fryer

Amazing effort SK

$105.50

Cremona Family

Thank you for what you are doing for the cause Scott! Well done for raising awareness.

$105.50

Warren Walshe

Go Scott!

$105.50

Team Lorking

Thanks for making it easy for us to support such a great cause by doing all the hard work 🏊🏻

$105.50

Lynette Kelly’

So proud of you, more of this is needed for our youth

$105.50

Donna Paynter

Great work Scott! Proud of you x

$105.50

Todd Kelly

What a great cause to raise money for. Good luck Scotty.

$105.50

Sammour Family

$101

Peter Fahey

$100

Ting

Good luck Scott!

$93.90

Alchin Long Property

Better late than never. Good thing for you to do. Congrats. Perry

$73.85

Jennifer Dooley

Great idea Scott

$63.30

Christine Morey

$63.30

Greater Glass, Deb Deeth

Great cause Scott, well done! Enjoy the swimming.

$63.30

Sameer Bhave

Very kind of you and best wishes.

$63.30

Campbell Gould

Fantastic cause!

$60

Zac S

$54.86

Mary Higgins

$54.86

Maisie Morey

For beautiful Claudia x

$54.86

Jamie and Cass

Well done Scott, a great cause

$54.86

Greg Hunt

Great initiative Scott.

$54.86

Paul Rose

Nice work, great cause.

$54.86

Ewen Cameron

$54.86

Penny Gibbs

Thank you for doing this Scott, such a great cause.

$54.08

A

Great cause! Well done 🏊🏼‍♀️💚

$54.08

Ramona Priestly

Good on you Scott 🙌🙌🙌

$53

The Shallard Family

W

$52.75

Beck and Brad Bell

Keep up the great work Scott!

$52.75

Cathy Ryan

Well done scotty

$52

Deanne Cole

Good luck and good on you!

$50

J Cole

$50

Marg Jowett

$30

Jess Kelly

Proud of you Uncle Scott!!

$26.38

Ben Artup

Great work Skello! 10k further than me last year. I see what you’re doing. 😂

$26.38

Chloe Williams

Well done Uncle Scott. Love Chloe, Jake and Ashy xx

$26.38

David Miller

Your doing a great thing Scott well done 👏

$21.10

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