Hastings swimmer Claudia Todd is powering through 20kms in the pool to raise funds towards online mental health services for young people.
The former state swimmer is completing the Laps For Life challenge at the Port Macquarie Olympic Pool this March to raise money for charity, ReachOut.
All funds are being raised support ReachOut, who offer an online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.
Miss Todd said she has already completed ten laps of the challenge and started fundraising towards her $1000 goal.
"I have to finish the 20kms before the end of March so I'm planning to do two or three swimming sessions a week with about 50 to 100 laps in each," she said.
"Breaststroke is my favourite stroke but I'm thinking of mixing it up a bit and doing different strokes throughout the month. Maybe have some freestyle, backstroke days.
"I've already had some people say they will come and swim with me, not to fundraise but just to swim along with me.
"If I do finish the 20kms before the end of the month I'd be happy to do more and see how far I can go."
Miss Todd was inspired to undertake the challenge by Olympic coach Derrick Todd, who also coached Olympic medallist James Magnussen as a child.
"I used to be a state swimmer and have been a swimmer my whole life. Being able to do something I love and do it to help a charity was a big motivator to complete the challenge," she said.
"Although I stopped swimming about two years ago my dad inspired me to do this. It's inspired me to do something that would mean a lot to him and my family."
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