Illawarra swimming stars David and Emma McKeon will lead a talent-laden lineup at a series of bushfire relief clinics.
The siblings will be joined by the likes of Jarrod Poort, Cate and Bronte Campbell and Emily Seebohm, among a host of others, for the sessions at the University of Wollongong swimming pool on Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8.
All proceeds raised will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service and Red Cross.
The McKeons were caught up in the fires that ravaged the south coast, Emma and parents Ron and Susie forced to shelter at Lake Conjola.
For David, finding a way to help those affected was the least he could do.
"I left the day it happened, so I was at the airport on the Gold Coast when mum and dad and Emma were running to the beach," McKeon said.
"It was scary, I didn't know what was going on, there were a few days I couldn't contact them. They were safe, but a lot of people have lost a lot.
"The fact we have such a connection to that area, we've been holidaying along the beautiful coastline our whole lives, we want to be able to help that region get back on it's feet. We're happy do as much as we can."
The clinics come as David continues his return to swimming from a shoulder operation, the 27-year-old racing at last month's Queensland Championships.
"That was my first proper race since the surgery, so I was pretty surprised. It was good to race, I didn't have any expectations and I don't have any expectations for this year. I'm enjoying myself and we'll see what happens."
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