Clinton Stanley, affectionately know as Cooroy’s Tremendous Fish, is on a mission this February to swim 60km and lift as a lot cash as he can for The Starlight Basis to deliver pleasure to sick youngsters and enhance their well being.
That is the second 12 months Clinton has participated within the Starlight Tremendous Swim Problem.
Final 12 months he swam 57.1km and raised $5465.
Clinton, 45, has at all times beloved swimming.
At 17 years of age he started aggressive swimming and since then has represented Australia seven occasions and holds 79 Down syndrome world information.
He has been a member of Noosa Masters swim membership since 2003 and since 2006 has volunteered with the Sunshine Seaside Surf Lifesavers.
Clinton simply loves to assist folks.
“I’m the fortunate one, despite the fact that I’ve an mental incapacity I’m match and wholesome and dwell my dream, whereas daily a sick youngster is admitted to hospital in Australia,“ Clinton stated.
“My problem is to swim so far as I can over the 28 days in February and lift plenty of cash for as many sick youngsters as I can.
Final 12 months Clinton was invited to swim and lift cash for the Starlight Kids’s Basis as a member of the Noosa Masters Workforce.
His unimaginable effort was a terrific assist in direction of the group contribution.
This 12 months he desires to lift more cash and swim extra kilometres.
Clinton will probably be finishing his swims on the Noosa Aquatics Centre along with his laps counted by his coach Jan Croft. When he isn’t working and has time, he will probably be swimming distances both within the pool or the ocean that will probably be recorded by his help employee.
Swimming is what Clinton is sweet at and he has used his ability on a number of events to fundraise for different charities.
He has an extended record of achievements to his identify.
Earlier than changing into a voluntary lifesaver Clinton was a founding member for Scouts on the Nambour Particular Faculty. He was a scout chief who helped the younger Cubs for a few years and can be a recipient of the Baden Powel Award, the best award for scouting.
Clinton has been inducted into Sunshine Coast Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
In 2013 he was an Australian of the Yr Native Hero Queensland finalist and was a proud Australian Ambassador in 2015 and 2016.
The Starlight Basis is aware of that happiness issues to sick youngsters dealing with the ache, worry and stress of significant sickness. The organisation works in partnership with well being professionals to deliver the enjoyable, pleasure and laughter that’s important to sick youngsters’ well being and wellbeing.
“It could imply a lot to me and The Starlight Basis in case you’d help me on this problem,“ Clinton stated.
Clinton has already raised greater than $1000 for the problem.
In the event you want to help Clinton, go to superswim.org.au/clinton-stanley
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.