Tracking In Tasmania, Down The Derwent

Tracking In Tasmania, Down The Derwent

Doug Hughson, the Derwent River Big Swimmer Monitor and the Australian Long Distance Swimming Federation president, reported on 3 new swims in the Derwent River Down Under in Tasmania, Australia.

  • Doug Hughson established the 59 km 4 Bridges to Lighthouse in January 2023 when Helen Conway will make the first attempt from New Norfolk Bridge in the Historic Town of New Norfolk to the Iron Pot Lighthouse that marks the entrance to the Derwent River in the cool waters of Storm Bay.
  • Rod Watkins pioneered a 22.3 km river swim in 6 hours 51 minutes from the Tasman Bridge to the Iron Pot at the mouth of the Derwent River in 6 hours 51 minutes which may be the new course for a marathon swim:

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