MASTERS SWIMMING AUSTRALIA
Swimming legend Dawn Fraser and Centenial World Record holder George Corones head up our Masters team. Team captains Dawn and George, 81 years-old and 100 years-old respectively, collectively hold over 40 world records.
Dawn and George both know that swimming is a sport for life, as highlighted in the active Masters community where we see active, healthy swimmers well into their 70's and beyond regularly participate in events. Established in 1975, Masters Swimming Australia is the non-government, non-profit peak body for adult swimmers aged 18 and above.
Their mission is to provide an environment that encourages all adults, regardless of ability to swim and compete regularly, to promote fitness and improve their general well being, offered at club, state and national level. With a motto of “fitness, friendship and fun” and inspirational team captains like Dawn and George what's holding you back? Take the plunge and join Team Masters this Australia Swims.
One of the most well known mental health charities in the nation, and Masters Swimming Australia counterpart for Australia Swims, Beyond Blue aspire to help all people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Their mission, to promote good mental health, creating change to protect everyone's mental health and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives. Because this affects all of us, Beyond Blue are equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health, giving people the confidence to support those around them, tackling prejudice, stigma and discrimination. Mental health conditions don’t discriminate, and neither do we. Our programs and initiatives support people at all stages of life, wherever they live, work, study and play! To find out more about Beyond Blue head to their website for resources, contacts and more or check out their Facebook and Instagram for regular updates and inspiration.
Head over to the Lap Australia page now to join Team Masters and support Beyond Blue!