It was a stunning sunny Sunday morning in April when I turned up to swim 1 kilometer for the first time in my life. The course was set and the fund raising had been done, 34 people donated a total of $1,345 if I made it home in aid of the Children's Cancer Institute and let me tell you, sharks and blue bottles couldn't keep me away. There were over 1000 starters aged from 8 years to 89 years and of those 886 finished, with me coming in at 854th! I was very happy with that, it was my personal best after all. Most importantly our team, the ACES raised over $55,000 on the day. A great effort, at beautiful Balmoral beach, part of my farm area and a community event that I can now talk about all year round. This event has been swum every year for 20 years and I have only just joined in. What do you have going on in your community that you could join in?