Rhys Mainstone is trying to raise funds to be able to gain selection onto the 2016, Australian Olympic Open Water swim team.
Rhys has been on the national team since 2009, but was dropped earlier this year, the result of ranking 4th in Australia. He used all of his savings to self-fund a 10km World Cup series with the goal of becoming the first Australian to win it. This year, he has won 2 World Cups and also placed 2nd and 4th, giving him 3rd in the overall series. As a result of this success, the national team has now decided to re-select Rhys for another shot at Olympic selection.
The funding will provide Rhys with the recovery tools, of massage and physiotherapy, as well as pool entry and travel costs to the National Championships. He will put in the hard yards – early 5am mornings, 80km of swimming a week (over 10 sessions) for his goal of Olympic success.
To find out more and help Rhys on his Road to Rio, please visit his GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/rhysmainstone
Video by Swimming Australia with a short interview with Rhys.
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