Jeremy McClure And Other Record Holders to Rottnest Island

Jeremy McClure And Other Record Holders to Rottnest Island

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:
  • First Male Crossing: Gerd von Dincklage-Schulenburg in 1956 in 9 hours 45 minutes
  • First Female Crossing: Lesley Meaney (née Cherriman) in 1969 in 9 hours 35 minutes
  • First Male Double Crossing: Peter Tanham in 1991 in 14 hours 8 minutes 5 seconds
  • First Female Double Crossing: Barbara Pellick in 1994 in 12 hours 6 minutes 12 seconds
  • First Male Triple Crossing: Rohan Hollick in 2013 in 18 hours 48 minutes
  • First Female Triple Crossing: Ceinwen Roberts in 2013 in 18 hours 48 minutes
  • Fastest Male: Solomon Wright in 2018 in 3 hours 59 minutes 28 seconds
  • Fastest Female (Natural Jetty): Tamara Bruce in 1993 in 4 hours 10 minutes 3 seconds
  • Fastest Female (Thomson Bay): Heidi Gan in 2018 in 4 hours 21 minutes 55 seconds
  • First Backstroke Crossing: Hamish Osborne in 2005 in 7 hours 22 minutes 20 seconds
  • Fastest Backstroke Crossing: Jeremy McClure in 2019 in 7 hours 12 minutes 50 seconds
  • First Breaststroke Crossing: Ian Wallace in 2001 in 9 hours 29 minutes 37 seconds
  • Fastest Breaststroke Crossing: Ian Wallace in 2001 in 9 hours 29 minutes 37 seconds
  • First Butterfly Crossing: Phillip Martin in 2001 in 9 hours 45 minutes 7 seconds
  • Fastest Butterfly Crossing: Eli Ball in 2018 in 7 hours 20 minutes 28 seconds
  • Oldest Male: Dieter Loeliger in 2013 in 8 hours 27 minutes 40 seconds at the age of 80
  • Oldest Female: Irene Keel in 2014 in 8 hours 18 minutes 20 seconds at the age of 73.39
  • Youngest Male: V Kutraleeshwara in 1994 in 5 hours 49 minutes 56 seconds at the age of 13.08
  • Youngest Male (under current rules): Luke Smoothy in 2016 in 6 hours 7 minutes 52 seconds at the age of 14
  • Youngest Female: Chhavimadan in 1995 in 6 hours 14 minutes 58 seconds at the age of 12.42
  • Youngest Female (under current rules): Olivia Williams in 2015 in 9 hours 40 minutes 31 seconds at the age of 14.08
  • Most Crossings by a Male: Andrew Page at 31
  • Most Crossings by a Female: Barbara Pellick at 30
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