Ali Cool Swimming for Life

By Ali Cool

In a few months (yikes!) I'll be doing the 3.7km Wellington Harbour Swim on Jan 27 and the 4.6km Rangitoto to Auckland swim on 24 March. AAAAARGH!!! Did I mention I've never done a race before? And that the trainer told me in the first session that I can't actually swim?? This should be fun!

These goals are inspired by everyone who kept me afloat this year. I'm supporting the Mental Health Foundation because theres no way people can get through crisis alone. We all need support. Thank you Sarah for noticing and reaching out before I even knew, Steph who got me through the system, Tim who was on the phone for hours daily, Cath, Keith, Rodg, Sarah, Robert, Anne, Sean, Amelia, John, Anne, and St Isaac's for watching over for me. Its a small gesture, but it is with great sincerity that I would like to dedicate my efforts to you angels and to stand in solidarity to help others with a shared experience. 

Thank you for any donation you are able to make - arohanui! 

Thank you to my Supporters


Robert And Anne Vruink

Good luck.



Super Big Challenge! and such an important cause. Enjoy the journey to ticking off 8.5 km open water, and the accomplishment at the end :-) love T


Petra And Asher And Vance Palmer

Go Aunty Ali!! Don’t worry we can’t swim either but we are learning too! You can do it! You’re the best!



You go gurl! Proud of you for undertaking these massive swims - all the best xx



Best of luck Ali. Avoid those sharks.


Natasha Lewis

Yeah gurrrrrl you got dis and we gotchu



Go Ali! You'll be great. Correction, you ARE great for doing this. Kia kaha!!


Ali Cool