Whippet set to take on 24hr Swim for Ocean Heroes

In just under two weeks Ryan ‘Whippet’ Clark will set out on a 24-hour charity swim. 

Mr Clark, well known for his time on the award-winning Aussie TV show ‘Bondi Rescue’, and his mate Luke Stewart, are setting out to swim for 24 hours from 3 pm Saturday 26 March to 3 pm Sunday 27 March to raise funds for the Ocean Heroes charity and help with their preparation for their English Channel Crossing in August. 

Ocean Heroes is a charity devoted to offering people on the Autism spectrum a fun, healthy, and unique way to develop their confidence, boost self-esteem and make connections with others through surfing. 

“It’s going to be a great event and a big part of the swim is just getting the community involved and get people to come down and join us for a swim and contribute to such a great cause,” said Mr Clark. 

“It’s also a great way to take people on our journey with us as we prepare for the English Channel Swim in August. 

“It’s pretty easy to just sign up and come and jump in and swim with us.

Not only is Mr Clark looking forward to the community aspect of the swim but he is also looking forward to challenging himself both mentally and physically. 

“It will be a great way to see how I can really challenge and push myself over a 24 hour period,” said Mr Clark. 

“Mentally it will be quite challenging but I’m excited to see where I am currently on my journey to the channel in August.

Together, they are aiming to raise $100,000 over the duration of the 24 hours swim to enable Ocean Heroes to start its first chapter in New South Wales and give those with Autism the opportunity to learn to surf. 

If you would like to swim with the boys on Saturday, March 26 or donate to their 24-hour swim, sign up here.

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