Australia rises to swim challenge

Written by: Swimming Australia
21 February 2019

We did it!

Clocking up a total of 40,358.43 kilometres, Australia Swims swimming challenge has wrapped for Summer 2019.

Following a massive 10-day celebration of swimming, including the launch of the new iSwim app and 2019 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships in Adelaide, participants virtually lapped Australia, surpassing last year’s total of 39,113kms.

The introduction of teams for this year’s challenge saw the good-spirited, competitive nature of Australians shine. It was team against team, swim tribe against swim tribe, to see who could record the most kilometres and land on top of the leader board.

Eight teams, all raising awareness for a good cause, competed for top spot. Coolangatta Gold Champions, professional Ironman and Ironwoman Ali Day and Georgia Miller emerged victorious for Team Surf Life Saving, clocking up a total of 12,633.01 km in the effort to lap Australia.

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