A box-fit exercise program to get young people moving is among the headspace Albury-Wodonga initiatives that will benefit from the upcoming Big Splash.
The annual mental health fundraised launched in Mary Baker's memory splits proceeds between headspace and Survivors of Suicide and Friends.
Organising committee member Stephen Mamouney hoped to see plenty of spectators at the Albury Swim Centre on Wednesday to cheer on swimmers in eight races.
Sponsors like Hume Bank mean proceeds from race registrations will add to the $90,000 raised in the event's history.
"This year is the 7th Albury-Wodonga Big Splash and you don't have to be a strong swimmer to be involved; most of the events are just for fun," he said.
"A feature of the Big Splash are the costumes that swimmers and their support teams dress up in for the evening - it is a real carnival atmosphere and this is what makes the Big Splash such a unique event.
"With the back drop of the devastation of the bushfires in our region, we are again reminded of the importance of strong communities and our mental health."
The Big Splash runs from 5pm to 8pm at the Albury Swim Centre on Wednesday.