When Things Go Wright Across The Rottnest Channel

When Things Go Wright Across The Rottnest Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Rottnest Channel, Western Australia.

Today, Solomon Wright broke the long-time held record in the 19.7 km Rottnest Channel Swim.

The 19-year-old Australian swimmer from the Gold Coast has been recently poking around the highest echelons of open water swimming and put everything together despite less-than-ideal conditions off the coast off Western Australia.

He broke the record (4 hours 0 minutes 15 seconds) set in 2000 by Mark Saliba by less than a minute with a fast 3 hour 59 minute 28 second crossing (at an average pace of 12 minutes per km).

Last year, Wright finished 9th in the 2017 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships 10 km in Adelaide’s Brighton Beach, 5th in the 48th Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Hawaii, and competed in two FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup races in China and Hong Kong…with many more fast swims in his future.

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Steven Munatones