The Big Swim 2015

Okay, Announcement Time.

I am doing The Big Swim in August of this year.

Why am I doing this?

Well, it’s a charity event to raise money for Brigadoon Children’s Camp – Please give generously (click the Logo to go to the Donation page).





Raising money for Brigadoon is a Great reason, but it’s not the only one.

I am doing this for myself – I needed a big, crazy goal to shake of the last 5 years of complacency. I have a family that needs me to be alive and in shape, and to be around for the next 50 or so years.

So I am back in the water, training hard, and I’m going to swim 16 km across the Northumberland Strait in 3 months.

Swim routes from 2013 and 2014
Swim routes from 2013 and 2014
Big Swim Routes from 2013 and 2014
Big Swim Routes from 2013 and 2014


Plus I’m a bit nuts.

Raising money for a great charity, and personal growth – both fantastic reasons to do something a bit crazy. But why this particular bit of crazy?

2 years ago my best friend, Kirk MacLeod, did this swim. Inspiring all by itself, but the circumstances under which he did it defy belief and reason. Read his story below, shake off the tears and chills, then click on the Brigadoon logo aboveĀ and Please Donate.