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On the first Wednesday of March, The Big Splash brings the people of Albury Wodonga together to mingle and make merry for a cause close to the community's heart.

Hosted at Albury Swim Centre, The Big Splash first started in 2014 as an event created by the Albury Tigers water polo club in memory of Mary Baker, a 15-year-old club member who tragically died in 2011. Mary’s family and friends are committed to ending the silence and stigma associated with suicide.

Today the event has become an annual and major fundraiser for mental health in the Albury Wodonga region. Competitors enter teams in relays of their choice and race to the hoopla of families and friends who gather (often in costume) to cheer on their team-mates and have a great time.

Whether you enter The Big Splash for the glory of winning, for the fun of participating or even just to enjoy the spectacle without getting wet, The Big Splash is a way for the community of Albury Wodonga to gather together and show support for mental health awareness in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.