It’s not what you have in life, but who you have in your life.
What started out in 2015 as a small group of friends doing what they could to help a mate and his family in desperate need, has turned into an annual event where a bigger group of friends, friends of friends and families come together to take on the annual Swim for Proudie.
Warrick Proudlove was an aspiring footballer and talented all round athlete until he was involved in a tragic car accident in 2011. Warrick has been left with serious neurological damage. Due to insurance laws at the time, his family receives no compensation or funding to provide him with the ongoing care he requires.
Since then and largely due to Warrick's story the laws have changed however aren't retrospective.
The "Swim For Proudie" was created in 2015 to support Warrick and the Proudlove family. From 2015 onwards dedicated swimmers compete in the Rottnest Channel Swim to raise the much needed funds for Warrick's treatments.
It's important we continue to support Warrick as treatment is ongoining and we aim to support his future.
This year 23 brave swimmers have put their hand up and bathers on to complete the challenging 20km Swim to do what they can to help out a friend in need. Please support our swimmers, the Proudlove family and most importantly Warrick by donating.