Matt Holden

Summer Ocean Swim 1km 2024

My Activity Tracking


My target 1 kms

Week 1

I'm at the end of week 1 and have a second coached pool session tonight. I have had a few friends and colleagues suggest that they don't think I will be able to do it as 1km is a very long way (thanks Mr Allen ... but I am using it as motivation) and to be honest I would tend to agree with them at this stage. But, I am lucky enough to be able to give it a go and I am sure that people suffering with cancer would give anything to be healthy enough to be involved so I will use that as a motivator too. Second pool session tonight and again whilst the feeling is that I am frightened of it and not sure how I will get through it as I am still exhausted after only 50m essentially I am thinking "at least it isn't the beach session". I'll have to think of something new to get me through that on Saturday. I am not much of a blogger but as I have had some asks from potential sponsors to update regularly I will try to do it at least once a week!

Supporting Cancer Research with Can Too Foundation

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 provides 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 has trained over 18,000 participants and raised over $25,000,000 to invest in over 200 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!


Thank you to my Sponsors


Lee O’sullivan

Well Done Matt! Great stuff


Matt Holden


Grant Johnstone

Great cause Matt !!


Wayne Pertzel

Good luck Matt, it’s a great cause


Darren Read


Tracey Everett

Wow what an inspiration. You've got this!


Jose Labra

Good Luck Matt !!!


Paul Chen

Great cause Matt and also applaud you for your bravery.


Simon Allen


Glen Turner

Great work Matt! Swim well mate!