Tickle Swim For Mental Health 2017
Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador Division
The Tickle Swim for mental health is a 5km swim across the tickle from Bell Island to Portugal Cove St. Phillips, or reverse depending on conditions, in support of CMHA-NL's work in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The aim of the event is to raise awareness surrounding mental health issues in our province, and the inherent need for all of society to maintain good mental fitness; as we focus on our physical fitness. Secondly, this event aims to raise funds for the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association to support their work across this province. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome provided they are fit enough to complete the distance.
This is not a race although some friendly competition does occur.
In 2013, the 5km swim was conceived and swam by community activist Sheilagh O'leary. Sheilagh's vision came from her personal belief in the importance of improving and maintaining good mental heath through physical fitness.
This years event will take place on August 19th (weather permitting), and our fundraising goal for 2017 is to surpass $30,000!