Life Members Of The Rottnest Channel Swim Association

Life Members Of The Rottnest Channel Swim Association

Courtesy of Rottnest Channel Swim Association, Western Australia.

Life membership in the Rottnest Channel Swim Association is special, confirmed at the annual general meeting of the Rottnest Channel Swim, for meritorious service made by members or committee members.* Those who have been awarded life membership include:

John Whitehead
Peter Tanham
Kevin Holtom
Lesley Meaney
John Guilfoyle
David Craig
Richard Verboon
Shelley Hatton
Les Stewart
Barbara Pellick [shown on left]
David Corney

The next 19.7 km Rottnest Channel Swim will be held February 24th 2018.

* The majority of the Rottnest Channel Swim Association’s membership comprises of swimmers who have completed a ratified solo crossing in the past five years. Solo crossings can be completed at the annual event and are automatically recognized or as part of a non-event swim that are required to be ratified by the Rottnest Channel Swim Association committee.

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Membership is valid for five years from the first annual general meeting following a crossing. Five-year membership recommence when any subsequent solo crossings are completed within this time. Swimmers who have not completed a solo crossing in the past five years and supporters of the Rottnest Channel Swim Association can become a member by purchasing a membership for $10.



Multiple crossings of the Rottnest Channel have been completed by the following swimmers:

Two-way Crossings:
1. Peter Tanham on January 28th 1991 in 14 hours 8 minutes 5 seconds at the age of 31
2. Barbara Pellick on February 19th 1994 in 12 hours 6 minutes 12 seconds at the age of 29
3. Andrew Litster on March 25th 2006 in 11 hours 48 minutes 27 seconds at the age of 37
4. Keira MacFarlane on March 17th 2007 in 10 hours 18 minutes 3 seconds at the age of 29
5. Julie Greenhalgh on March 17th 2007 in 10 hours 31 minutes 48 seconds at the age of 23
6. Martin Palfrey on February 16th 2008 in 14 hours 1 minute 45 seconds at the age of 47
7. Stephen Junk on March 15th 2008 in 10 hours 38 minutes 18 seconds at the age of 47
8. Geoff Wilson on April 22nd 2011 in 11 hours 51 minutes 10 seconds at the age of 47
9. Mark Mulvay on March 24th 2012 in 12 hours 35 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 46
10. Andrew Hunt on March 24th 2013 in 14 hours 30 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 51
11. Wayne Morris on March 24th 2013 in 13 hours 38 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 43
12. Mike Kane on January 18th 2014 in 13 hours 8 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 39
13. Gary Claydon on March 15th 2014 in 11 hours 55 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 52
14. Rebecca Smith on March 16th 2014 in 11 hours 19 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 44
15. Naomi Watters on January 16th 2015 in 10 hours 39 minutes 20 seconds at the age of 35
16. Ian Gordon on January 16th 2015 in 10 hours 54 minutes 6 seconds at the age of 41
17. Julie Isbill on March 7th 2015 in 12 hours 42 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 41
18. Mark Lewis on March 7th 2015 in 12 hours 59 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 56
19. Lynette Hewitt on March 7th 2015 in 13 hours 4 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 52
20. Kate Scanlon on March 29th 2015 in 10 hours 9 seconds 0 seconds at the age of 29
21. Heather Snowdon on March 29th 2015 in 10 hours 9 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 26
22. Jeremy McClure on December 17th 2016 in 14 hours 8 minutes 18 seconds at the age of 29

Three-way Crossings:
1. Ceinwen Roberts at the age of 32 and Rohan Hollick at the age of 43 on March 24th 2013 in 18 hours 48 minutes (5 hours 53 minutes + 6 hours 17 minutes on second leg + 6 hours 38 minutes on third leg) shown above

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