Clare Gray

Sydney 2km+ Ocean Swim 2020

I'm supporting cancer research and prevention with Can Too Foundation.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that potentially someone we love may have to battle cancer, and that’s a statistic that needs to change.

So I asked myself, “what can I do to help?” That’s where the Can Too Foundation came in! Can Too provide professionally coached training programs for participants – of any fitness level – to run, swim and cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle and a cancer-free world.

In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. Since 2005, Can Too Foundation have trained over 15,000 participants, raised over $21,000,000 to invest in 168 one-year cancer research grants.

It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me, or even better join me in a program!

Thank you for your support!

My Updates

Week 5 time trial

Saturday 14th Dec

Week 5 was a time trial (benchmark swim) in the pool. Conditions were... horrendous. Thick smoke filling the red sky. It was decided to go ahead but not push ourselves too hard. 

My time was 24:30 (approx, my brain wasn't really working by the end). Considering I have absolutely nothing to compare it to, it seems pretty good to me!! 

We also had a guest speaker - a cancer researcher. She told us about how hard it is to get funding for research (why??) and how very grateful they are for all the money Cantoo raises.  Inspired!!

We were away last weekend so I missed the beach session, but I had a beautiful swim across Toowoon Bay instead. 

Come in threes...

Thursday 21st Nov

In the past week I have:

1. broken my thong

2. got stung by a bee (and had a really bad reaction)

3. got out of the pool, had a shower then found a MASSIVE cockroach on my towel!! 

I'm hoping my run of bad luck is over.  Coach session at Mac Uni pool tonight - no disasters, woohoo!!!

Bought some farm fresh eggs and honey from one of the team - making peace with bees :)

Clare CanToo!! Week 2

Sunday 17th Nov

Well it seems like this is really happening! It's week 2 and I'm feeling equal parts excited and terrified!

We had our first session in the surf yesterday, it was VERY choppy with rips everywhere, the kind of surf I wouldnt normally venture into, but there I was diving into it and swimming straight out through the waves!  It's funny how it's a very different feeling to just going for a fun paddle at the beach. But I did it, we swam in and out through the waves 5 or 6 times.  Very worthwhile session getting used to that feeling. 

The CanToo team are very supportive, a mentor is swimming with you at all times and there are water safety people in the water, so you always feel safe. 

The 2.8km Big Swim on Australia Day feels VERY scary right now, will I make it??!!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Clare Gray


Ben Smoth

Well done babe, you’ll smash it!! Keep the training up ??


Kristy Williams


Lucy Tildesley

Go you legend, keep up the training! and thank you for doing this, any one of us might benefit one day ?


Diane Evans

From Sniffypop and me! go girl!


Mum & Dad

So proud of you, Love Mum and Dad xx


Edwina Kho

Go Clare! What an awesome thing to do! xxx


Nevena Brown

Go you good thing!


Nuella Nalbantoglu

Awesome work Clare. So proud of you!! Xx



Merry Christmas Clare! Love, Santa. xo


Hattie Grott

Go Clarence! Swim swim!


Sharon D

Go you good thing !! Totally impressed with your efforts - keep it up amongst the mince pie and sherry season!


Peieta And Luke Ace

We think you’re awesome Clare! You’ll smash it! ?????



Go Clare! Vamos!


Xanthe Gay

Go girl! So proud of you darling. Swim, swim, swim! Xxx Xanno


Helen Knight

Go you good thing! Very inspiring for a great cause very close to my heart ❤❤❤❤❤



Good luck Clare! Love, Rudolph



He's making a list, He's checking it twice, He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice no skipping practice!


Kate Hickey

Great work Clare!! Xx


Mal Gray

Good on ya sis xx


Mal Gray

Good on ya sis xx


Andrea Galas

You're gonna smash it Clare!


Vanessa Murphy

What a great thing you’re doing Clare! Total respect! Enjoy your swim/s!




Lee Barnes

Go Clare!


Holly P

Well done Clare :)


Melinda Peat

Love you cuz. Go get ‘em! Love Melinda


Deb Dassios

Awesome job Clare !! Xoxo

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