Kate Morten

Sydney 1km Ocean Swim 2021

My Updates

Manly Beach to Shelly Beach Achievement

Thursday 7th Jan
Balmoral Beach was my holiday ocean to swim in (due to Northern Beaches in lockdown). Until this week, when I swam for the first time in amazeballs conditions Manly Beach to Shelly Beach - 1.5km ticked off. Feeling confident about my goal swim. Now to knock off the fundraising goal and contribute to cancer research! 

Holiday Swimming

Thursday 7th Jan
Whilst the pandemic altered where and who I consistently swam with over the holidays, it was never the less awesome to tick off my 1km swim regularly at Balmoral including with this swimming pal Zacy Morten

I'm learning ocean swimming whilst fundraising to support early career cancer researchers

Sunday 29th Nov

Over the last 15 years Can Too have delivered fun, fitness, friends and fundraising to over 16,000 people, making their lives healthier, happier and longer. 

In the summer of 2020 I am joining in, thanks to my very good mate Kim Cookie I have become an ocean swimmer... be it I am being eased in from Shelly Beach in Manly (anyone who knows Shelly is one of the safest, flat, clear beaches in Sydney).

Never the less I am swimming in the ocean every Saturday for 14 weeks then I will be completing an offical ocean swim! I am also being taught to swim again. 

I am loving it! For the first time in my life I can breathe on both sides!

Alongside what every one of us get from participating, note above so much more learning than I ever thought I would (insert lifelong learner buzzing at re-learning to swim), we all commit to raising sponsorship to help fun early-career cancer researchers that improves the prevention, care and control of cancer.

With 1 in 3 of females and 1 in 2 men being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, too many of our loved ones will have to battle cancer, and that’s why the funds Can Too raise and research the 11 amazing doctors are doing, is so important. Find out more at https://www.cantoo.org.au/cancer-research

I would appreciate any sponsorship support you can give.

Love, gratitude and thanks

Kate Morty


Thank you to my Sponsors


Liz A D Glenn Vermeulen

Wonderful cause Morty!



I am in awe of anyone game to try ocean swimming, especially for such a good cause. You go girl!




Kim Cookie

Kate Morty it was so good to see you buzzing after your first swim session! Well done for turning up when it would have been so easy not to. Excited to be part of your swim adventure!


Caro, Mat & Boys

Awesome effort Morty!! Good luck with the rest of the training and the official swim - I'm sure you'll smash it!!!



Awesome work Kate


Amanda Collins

Hats off to you Kate, any surf over my knees I shake!


Amanda Jung

I love your courage and cause! Go you!


Jane Peter

Well done on the great achievement! Congratulations!


Amanda Jung

I love your courage and cause! Go you!


Frances Martin

Go mermaid


The Philps

Go get 'em KM!! Impressive! Wish we could come and cheer you on! Keep us updated on your progress! No doubt you will smash it!


Judy & Jim Parker-morten


Angela Smith

Here's 40, for Morty, for being Sporty!


Mary Ann Das Neves

Great work, Kate


Amie Matthews

Awesome effort Morty! Xo


Sarah Rettke

Great work Morty. Very inspiring!


Missy D

Woohoo - go Morty!



Great work Kate. Mike has been affected recently by this horrible disease and we are so thankful to the incredible research, efforts and progress that is being made to help everyone. Thank you x

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