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Critical Splash - Swimming for Survivors

$12,266
58%
Raised toward our $21,000 Goal
152 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on August 13, at 12:00 AM AEST
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Critical Splash - Swimming for Survivors

***If you would like to see Stuart's progress as he crosses the Channel, go to this website and select the boat called Mighty Moe. 

Associate Professor Stuart Lane is hoping to open Australia's first Intensive Care Unit (ICU) follow-up clinic. This project aims to develop and plan a model of care that facilitates the post hospital care of ICU patients who have suffered from a critical illness, supports those patients as they return to daily life in the community, and in turn reduces the requirement for re-admission to health care facilities. 

People who survive critical illness can have high rates of re-admission and are more likely to need long-term acute care, skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation. The development of an ICU follow-up clinic, in which medical practitioners provide continuity of care from the Intensive Care setting to the out-patient clinic will reduce potential re-admissions to hospital and have profound implications for improving daily functioning and quality of life for survivors of critical illness.

As part of this fundraising initiative, Associate Professor Lane is attempting to swim the English Channel, a distance of some 32 kilometres (21 miles) which will take 10-12 hours  to complete, through one of the busiest waterways in the world, with roughly 600 tankers and 200 ferries passing through the channel every day. The English Channel is a unique and demanding swim, considered by many to be the ultimate long distance challenge. It isn't just the distance that is the challenge, but more, the variable conditions that swimmers are likely to encounter. These may vary from mirror like conditions to gale force winds and wave heights in excess of two metres. The water is cold and there is a good chance of meeting jellyfish, seaweed and the occasional plank of wood. 

Stuart's goal is to raise $1000 for every mile that he swims. Please show your support by making a gift today.

If you are not in a position to give, you can still help by sharing our project with your friends and family through social media and your networks. Thank you.    

 

Stuart's tidal window for the swim is 28 July - 6 August. If you would like to see his journey leading up to the swim and then his progress as he crosses the Channel, you can follow his instagram or go to this website and select the boat called Mighty Moe. 

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$20

One lap at a time

20 laps of an Olympic pool is 1km, which is the equivalent of swimming across the bay at Bondi Beach

$50

Commitment to the cause

50 laps of an Olympic pool is 2.5km, which is the equivalent of swimming from the University of Sydney to the Sydney Town Hall

$100

Just keep swimming

100 laps of an Olympic pool is 5km, which is the equivalent of swimming from the SCG to Darling Harbour

$200

Nothing gonna break my stroke

200 laps of an Olympic pool is 10km, which is the equivalent of swimming from Sydney Airport to Hyde Park

$500

Almost at the finish line

500 laps of an Olympic pool is 25km, which is the equivalent of swimming from Sydney Olympic stadium to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

$1,000

Going the distance

1000 laps of an Olympic pool is 50km, which is the equivalent of swimming from Nepean Hospital Penrith to the Sydney Opera House. This is approximately the total distance Stuart will swim if he completes the channel, due to the tidal movement (see boat-tracker link)

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