Despite the cool snap, Col Barnes says he doesn't mind taking a quick dip at the Orange Aquatic Centre to raise money and awareness for the Salvation Army's digital doorknock appeal.
Mr Barnes is raising money via a collection bucked and encouraging people to jump online and donate via the Salvo's digital doorknock appeal.
Mr Barnes said he swims 40 laps in the 50 metre warm temperate outdoor pool nearly everyday.
"I started last Tuesday and I intend to continue swimming until the end of June," he said.
"It was pretty tough getting back into the swing of swimming but I aim to swim at least six days a week."
Mr Barnes is the store manager at the Salvation Army and he said plans to raise $500 in the digital doorknock.
"So far I have raised $400 and I frequently post on my Facebook profile about the appeal and how it will make a difference in someone's life," he said.
"At the pool, I have propped the Red Shield Appeal sign at the end of my lane and that becomes a starting point for conversations."
Mr Barnes also said the Aquatic Centre has a donation bucket to raise additional funds for his cause and he started talking to a few of the swimmers about the Salvation Army's appeal.
"I have had conversations with some of the people who swim in the lanes next to me about why I have the sign up and what I plan to do," he said.
"I received a lot of positive feedback from the community and the support from the swimming pool staff have been great."
To help Mr Barnes reach his goal in the digital doorknock, head to: https://digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au/col-barnes
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