CHRISTMAS SWIMMING CLOSURE: - Pool and open water

Last squad 2014 - Monday night 7.30pm 22nd December 2014
First squad 2015 - Monday morning 5.15am 5th January 2015


OPEN WATER SWIMMING:

Where: Half Moon Bay, Beach Road Black Rock, meet on the beach below stairs
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
When: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 to Wednesday 25th March 2015
What to bring: Bathers, goggles, cap, wetsuit, money
Distance: Average distance is 3km

Cost: $7.00, payable on the beach


Christmas Party

Where: Brown Cow Cafe Restaurant, 382 Hampton Street, Hampton

When: Sunday 7th December 2014, 4pm to 8pm

Finger food provided.



Arch to Arc New world record


Run: 140km - London to Dover - 15h 53 min

T1 - 8h - 21m

Swim: - 33km - Dover to Calais - 12h 31 min

T2 - 10h - 31m

Cycle: - 291km - Calais to Paris - 14 h 7 min

Total: 61 hours - 21 minutes














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John van Wisse - Marathon Swimmer

John van Wisse first overall out of the water at...
Ironman Hawaii world champs 1999,
Ironman Australia(foster)1999,2000,2001.
Ironman Germany(roth,european champs)1999
Ironman Lake Placid(new york) 1999,2001(course record)
2001 Overall Victorian champion triathlon Olympic distance(1 hour 49 min)
2001 Overall New zealand half ironman winner
2001 4th Overall New zealand Ironman(first Australian home) 8 hours 32 min

First overall Manhattan island 48km marathon swim new york...2000,2008,2009
Broke Australian record in 1994 solo crossing of the English channel (8 hours 17min)
Double crossing of the English channel in 2010 (19 hours 55min) fastest crossing for the year for first way(9hours 21min)
Fastest crossing of Port Phillip Bay 1993 from Port Arlington to Frankston 40kms(9 hours 13 min)
18 time overall winner of annual Harry Raisbeck winter mile (8 degree water,no wetsuit)
4 time overall winner of San Remo channel challenge Phillip Island Aquathon
First overall 1995 Melbourne marathon run 20-25 year age group(2 hours 39 min)
1997 Victorian Royal Life saving society lifesaver the year
Coached 14 swimmers accross the English channel(including first Malaysian)


Spotlight On: Marathon swimming

Marathon swimming is defined as at least a 10km swim in open water, which was chosen as a comparable time to completing a marathon on foot.

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Swimming Squads

King Club, Tulip Street, Cheltenham, Victoria

MONDAY:

AM - 5.15am to 6.30am
Enter through door on NW corner of pool.
Cost: $12.00, payable on pool deck

PM - 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost: $5.00 to reception, $6.00 to pool deck

TUESDAY:

PM - 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost: $5.00 to reception, $6.00 to pool deck

WEDNESDAY:

AM - 5.15am to 6.30am
Enter through door on NW corner of pool.
Cost: $12.00, payable on pool deck

PM - 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Enter through door on NW corner of pool.
Cost: $12.00, payable on pool deck

THURSDAY:

PM - 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost: $5.00 to reception, $6.00 to pool deck

FRIDAY:

AM - 5.15am to 6.30am
Enter through door on NW corner of pool.
Cost: $12.00, payable on pool deck

SATURDAY:

PM - 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Stroke Technique
Cost: $5.00 to reception, $6.00 to pool deck

Pull Buoy, fins are needed at all squads.

The pool can not supply these.

King Club - Cheltenham



Open Water - Half Moon Bay




















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Podcasts and Interviews

Taking on the open water - click here

The Bloody Big Swim - click here

Triple M - click here

First Off The Bike - click here















Photo Album - click here

1st place 2008 Bloody Big Swim