What is the Head Above Water 24 Hour Swimathon?

Our Head Above Water 24 Hour Swimathon is just that. A 24-hour swimming event held at the Collaroy Rockpool. The 2021 event was held on the weekend of 27-28 March and raised $175,000, bringing the total funds raised by Head Above Water to $325,000 over the last 3 years.

Head Above Water have partnered with Gotcha4Life (founded by TV and Radio personality, Gus Worland), to help fund mental fitness workshops and programs, including Tomorrow Man, Tomorrow Woman and Man Anchor, across schools, clubs and community groups. To date, this has contributed to over 100 workshops being run for more than 4500 people.

Swimmers pay an entry fee by registering via the rego tab above, and booking their preferred swim time. There will be 4 lanes to cater for all levels of swimming ability. People can choose to swim as few or as many laps as they like, as long as it falls within their allotted time slot.


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The registered swimmer can then go onto raise money via their own sponsor page or form a team to raise even more money. The event will be manned for the duration by a team of professionals who will marshal swimmers in and out of the pool. There will also be an onsite MC to maintain the energy and positivity of the day, as well as catering, merchandise, music and of course, safety, medical and security officials.



COVID-safe marshals will ensure social distancing and various protocols will be in place to ensure a fun and safe event for all participates. At the time of the event, we will adhere to the NSW Government regulations and advice.

Suicide remains the leading cause of

death for Australian people aged 15 - 49

Our Mission

To help reduce the rate of suicide on the Northern Beaches by creating mentally fit and healthy communities


Our Vision

Founded in response to the high rate of suicide on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, we believe that harnessing the power of each community via programs delivered by our partners we can create positive, supportive and sustainable networks. 

In a 12-month period, 1 in 5 adults are

expected to suffer some form of depression