Kat Turner

The Big Spring Swim

My Activity Tracking


My target 30 kms

Day 16

Over half way now!

No new photos... just quietly adding 1500m everyday this week after a lot of work last week which prevented me swimming as much as I'd like.

I think I'm around the 16km mark, so on track to hit at least 30km.

Despite swimming a lot prior to this challenge, my body is feeling it.
Trying not to compare my achievement to others and remember that before March this year, I hadn't swum a lap in over 20 years!

Back at it tomorrow!

Almost one week down!

Since starting the challenge on Wednesday I've completed 8.2km.
Sunday is a no swim day... so I thought I'd challenge myself yesterday with 300m of kick board... whoops! My shoulder hates me ??

Day 4!

Everyone's inspiring swim efforts have got me increasing my daily swim to 1.5km.
Rain hit HARD at the 1200m mark!

I got WET!

Believe it or not, there were several other people swimming alongside me... all of us laughing!

Saturday 2pm

Day 1!

Day one done!

Start 9:25am
Finish 10am
Air temp 18C
Water temp 26C

Not an easy swim today after spending 9 hours in A&E yesterday with the middle child... but I pushed through.

Snuck my 1300m in this morning between school drop off and appointments and work. Phew!

The pool was really busy! 
Can't wait for tomorrow!

Why I'm taking the plunge

This November, I'm making a splash in WaterAid's Big Spring Swim to raise money for the 1 in 10 people worldwide who don't have clean water close to home. 

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

With all three, people can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. 

 Every dollar makes a huge difference.

  • $30 can build a simple handwashing station to help stop the spread of disease
  • $50 can provide a student with clean water at school
  • $150 can help to buy a rainwater tank- so a family has clean water close to home

Please support my fundraising efforts today.

My wonderful sponsors



“Living the Aquatic Life for a great cause” Big admiration Kat…..from the entire Royal Richmond Hotel team. X


Kurrajong Nursing Home

Good luck Kat!


Rosana Wilkins


Lyn W

Living on tank water I totally appreciate the value of clean water to drink


Higher Ground Tattoos & Records Kurrajong


Katherina Adams

Good Luck Kat!


Chris Turner

Way to go Kat!!


Vincent Diner




Gillian Lockwood



Inspired and proud. Go little Pisces, go! Xx


The Y Hawkesbury Oasis



Great organisation, you'll smash it. X


Stephanie Fischer

Splish Splash for lots of cash!


Jess Fischer

You’re amazing Kat!





Proud of you Kat😁




Annie & John

Hi Kat!


Michelle Hickman


George Eid



Go Kat! You are inspirational and strong 💪 xxx Mia


Lisa Turner

Good luck. You can do it.


Jenny O'rourke

In memory of John O'Rourke


Courtney Mcgregor




Patricia Smith

Swim like a platypus!!


Alex Clare

Go Kat!! X



Great cause!




Rose Cotter

Go girl! Amazing



Finally sponsoring myself!


Cherie, Morgan & Olive

Go Kat go!


Barbara Miller


Rick & Tony


Jill Duffield


Melissa Reolon

Good Work!




Bob From The Bowlo




Hunter, Olive & Iris O'rourke

You're a barracuda!

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