Become Super Swim Hero to help support sick young

DIVING in to be a Super Swim Hero for sick children this February, Auburn resident Tu-Linh Nguyen (pictured) has got her laps underway early, already raising $680 but is confident on improving on last year’s results where she raised $1,100.

She has joined participants all over Australia diving in to swim for a good cause, in support of Starlight Children’s Foundation’s sixth annual Super Swim challenge.
Every minute a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. In that moment, they often receive a diagnosis that turns their world upside down. Suddenly, smiles disappear and life is filled with hospital, doctors, needles and pain.
The Super Swim Challenge aims to raise $7 million to brighten the lives of over 180,000 sick kids accessing Starlight’s hospital programs.
Tu-Linh said she wanted to do something to help Starlight and “was no good at running”.
“But I can swim and last year, was in the pool two or three times a week,” she said.
“I lost a few kilos and toned up but It felt really great being able to raise the funds to help sick children.
“I’m going overseas in mid-February and that’s why I’ve started this year’s challenge early.”
Those who register for the Starlight Super Swim challenge will be among good company – including Brooke Hanson OAM, Mick Fanning OAM, Kieren Perkins OAM, English Channel World Record Holder Chloe McCardel and Australian Olympic diver Sam Fricker – with all of them encouraging friends and family to show their support and donate for every kilometre or lap swum.
Participants will be supported throughout the challenge with fundraising and training tips and will be rewarded with merchandise and other prize incentives from Speedo.
To register: or help Tu-Linh reach her fundraising goal: