Jeremy McClure And Other Record Holders to Rottnest Island
Courtesy of Rottnest Channel Swim Association, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. When Gerd von Dincklage-Schulenburg first swam from the shores of Western Australia to Rottnest Island, he kicked off the most popular competitively swum channel in the world – the 19.7 km Rottnest Channel.
307 solo swimmers, 194 duo swimmers, and 477 teams completed the 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim including blind 4-time Paralympian Jeremy McClure [above] who swam history’s fastest backstroke crossing in 7 hours 12 minutes and Barbara Pellick [on left] who completed her 30th career race in 7 hours 33 minutes.
The record holders set over the years in the Rottnest Channel Swim include the following individuals: