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Swimming the English Channel for Ocean Heroes

Supporting Ocean Heroes Limited

Ocean Heroes Limited

Ocean Heroes

Mates Ryan ‘Whippet’ Clark and Luke Stewart live by the mantra ‘you only live once’. In this spirit, in August 2022 they will attempt to individually swim from England to France. The water will be very cold, currents strong, and distance covered will likely range from 36 to 45km.

The boys are devoted to the ocean and strongly believe in its benefits; they love kids, of which they both have three; and are absolutely committed to having a positive influence in life. Therefore, they are thrilled to have the opportunity to raise funds for Ocean Heroes, a non-for-profit aiming to improve the wellbeing of people living with autism and their families through surfing.

Ocean Heroes has been operating primarily in Western Australia for 11 years. It has introduced over 4,600 NEW surfers in the autism community. The boys are aiming to raise $100,000 to enable Ocean Heroes to start its first chapter in NSW bringing together the autism and surfing communities, creating a fun and inclusive environment, for the participants, their families, and volunteers. Their hope is to also complement other inspirational initiatives such as Dippers surf and beach safety programs for kids living with autism.

Every donation is tax deductible, and all money raised is for Ocean Heroes. We are really excited by the enduring positive influence their programs will have and hopefully many of you are involved!

Thank you for your support! 


Help to reach the goal of $100,000

$46,026 raised

Donations Received

Logo Photo Edward Barnes
Best of luck Luke and team! I have every confidence you’ll smash it! - Ed & Jen, from Brissy!
Logo Photo Coleen O'Neill
Logo Photo Andrew Lees
Awesome effort!
Logo Photo Damien Black
Amazing undertaking boys… very best of luck
Logo Photo Louise Kendall
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Good Luck Ryan. Make your young fellas proud
Well done to Ryan and Luke for an amazing 24 hour swim and your fundraising efforts. Good luck for the Channel Swim
Logo Photo Ryan Clark
24 Hour Swim Donations
Logo Photo Roderick McKenzie
Go Lukey! Inspirational stuff.
Logo Photo Mary-ann Gordon
Appreciate what you’re doing Guys for the community. Bringing joy and happiness to young lives. I’ll b following your journey Luke every step of the way. So proud 💪
Logo Photo Envizi (an IBM Company)
Best of luck Ryan and Luke with the big swim. Well done for supporting Ocean Heroes...they do incredible work and it will be great to have them in NSW.
Logo Photo David Solsky
Well done Whip! An amazing and worthy cause you have chosen to support......and what a legendary effort to take on the mighty English Channel. #inspirational
Logo Photo Nic Torrance
Congratulations Luke & Whippet - amazing and inspirational effort!
Logo Photo Jason Boon
Awesome effort boys. Sorry I couldn’t be there on the weekend. Well done!
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Logo Photo David Cunningham
Well done at the weekend mate!! 24hrs, fantastic.
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Logo Photo Edwina Stratton
Incredible effort for a fantastic cause. Best of luck - we have no doubt you will both smash it! Edwina & Mike Stratton

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