Margaret Mc

Sydney 1km Ocean Swim 2020

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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

I did it

Monday 27th Jan

Wow what an amazing experience- the surf looked a little more bumpy than I would have liked, but with a wonderful swimming buddy, I had a fantastic first 1km swim

Thank you to all my donors- not only did I achieve my target of $2500 for cancer research but the whole program raised $500,000- which has allowed a number of researchers to continue for the next 12 month!

A few pics of me looking slightly terrified at the start of the race and a jubilant expression at the end, together with a satisfactory time!

Thank you all once again...and may see you next time with a 2km ocean swim challenge... 

My motivation to support CanToo and complete 1km ocean swim

Tuesday 3rd Dec

My personal motivation is two-fold:
- to support an amazing organisation, with a proven track record in giving to cancer research and
- to achieve a long held personal goal of completing a 1km ocean swim

CanToo's contribution to cancer research

Everyone knows someone directly or indirectly impacted by cancer. For me it is my father, brother, sister, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandparents and many dear friends.

The challenges each of these people faced and the strength of character they displayed to endure their treatment but still continue to put on a brave face to the world has been truely inspiring...but what is more inspiring is the incredible advancements in treatment from the 1970s to today which has enabled a number of good friends and family to beat the big 'C' and made the choices and pain mangement for those less fortunate.

CanToo has provided over $20million in reseach grants to enable such advancements


CanToo's proven track record in motivating people to attain a difficult goal

I have done many fundraising run/walks and loved every minute of them. Whilst completing these fun runs I would always see these 'Black and Orange' CanToo participants and coaches having a lot of fun and striving for extraordinary goals.

I have swum in pools from a young age- despite growing up in the UK! however I had no knowledge of the ocean and the changes required to my swimming style to complete a 1km ocean swim I decided to join the fun group of 'Black and Orange' participants myself to achieve a goal I have long held since being in Australia


Please give generously to support CanToo...and I will give you the before and after shots of me in a swimsuit ..:)

Thank you to my Sponsors


Rahul Gupta

Hi Marg You're $440 short of your target so here's $220 - hopefully someone will match it to get you there otherwise I will :)


Margaret Mcclay



Best of luck with the swim Margaret


Andrew Clifford

Good Luck with the swim Margaret!


Michael Cole

the challenge is to swim straight without the line on the bottom of pool. When you work it out let know


Jim Clegg

Go Margaret!


James Coleman

I didn’t know you Brits could swim.


Lauren Wise

Love this challenge Margaret!


Cathy Aston

I’m very impressed. All the best with the swim.


Peter Fitzgerald



enjoy the swim


Michael King

Good luck Margaret


Paul Selig

Margaret, great organisation to support, see you on the beach!!!


Christine Gilsenan

Good on you Margaret. All the best.


Chris Goodwin


Lauren Nathan

Have a great time!


Sue Fenlon


Catherine Happ


Sella & Pete

Go girl


Tracie Richards


The Carberrys

Dont drowns- keep kicking!


Campbell Family

Good luck Margaret, I hope the water is warm.



go get em tiger


Katie Browne


Sarah Pitcairn

So exciting!! Good luck! Xx


Liz & Peter Burns

Best of luck Margaret go get your ocean swim it will be awesome & so will you Liz & Peter x


Omahlee Norburn

Good luck Margaret - just don't swallow the water!! Cheers Omahlee


Patricia Mcclay

Good luck with the training and the final challenge

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