For its third year, the Melbourne University Water Polo Club (MUPolo) is taking part in Reach Out Australia’s ‘Laps for Life’. In the name of youth mental health and suicide prevention, participants challenge themselves to test their limits in the pool and swim a set distance goal to complete across the month of March. During this time, swimmers also raise awareness and fundraise for Reach Out Australia, a leading mental health organisation that does crucial work to promote and protect the mental health of young people.
Four weeks into their campaign, MUPolo have raised almost $18,000 and are ranked fourth in Australia for total fundraising - despite setting out to raise $5,000, a goal that was surpassed in the first three days of March. The team have already swum 500km and are on track to hit over 800km by the end of March, less than one week away.
MUPolo has been blown away by the Melbourne University community's overwhelming support has given Laps for Life. MUPolo is very passionate about promoting mental and physical health so are tremendously proud of every club member who has been an advocate for youth mental health this month and helped contribute to Reach Out in an impactful way.