Australia & Oceania

Penny completes the Molokai Channel

The original article is posted (with picture series) on the Chis & Penny Palfrey website since March 17th, 2011 at 3:23 am

On Friday March 11, 2011, coinciding with the terrible earthquake and destruction in Japan (our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with everyone affected), Penny created her own little piece of history by smashing the record for the Kaiwi Channel, from Molokai to Oahu.

News from New Zealand: Ocean Swim Series

This news letter was received on 2001-03-10 @ 01.17 CET

Nationality a big barrier for Kane Radford

The original article by Greg Taipari is posted (with picture) on The Daily Post since 7th March 2011

If Rotorua's Kane Radford was an Australian he would be packing his bags and going to this year's World Swimming Championships.

Instead, the 20-year-old is packing his bags and returning to New Zealand to wait until next year.

Gorman and Hurst finish first in Penrith

The original article is posted (with picture) on AOC sonce 07 March 2011

Beijing Olympians Ky Hurst and Melissa Gorman have taken their first important steps in Olympic qualification by winning today’s men’s and women’s 10km, at the 2011 Australian Open Water Championships, at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.

Ironman Ky Hurst is high on his chances of earning a berth for London Olympics

The original article by Amanda Lulham is posted in The Daily Telegraph (with picture) since March 07, 2011 2:28PM

SURF star Ky Hurst believes a new diet and a hectic schedule of surf lifesaving and ironman racing could see him ride a wave of success all the way to the London Olympics.

Brothers Grimsey to team up in Shanghai

The original article is posted on 9sports-msn since 16:41 AEST Sun Mar 6 2011

Queenslander Codie Grimsey won the national 5km open water swimming championship at Penrith on Sunday, upstaging last year's winner, his brother Trent.

New Zealander Kane Radford was the overall winner in 56min 30sec, Codie was second at 56:32 and older brother Trent third in 56:43.

Baker eyes London after Sydney swim

The original article is posted on Otago Daily Times since Sat, 5 Mar 2011

New Zealand swimmer Cara Baker produced a strong performance to finish runner-up in the Australian Open Water Championships near Sydney today.

Baker, who is based in Queensland, was second to 2009 world champion Melissa Gorman who dominated the 10km women's race, winning by nearly five minutes.

Ky Hurst and Melissa Gorman triumph at Penrith 10km swim races

The original article by Sam Williams is posted (with picture) on since March 4, 2011

Tim Hewitt & Louise Stevenson Take The Rottnest Channel

The original article is posted (with pictures) on partnersite The Daily News of Open Water Swimming since Sunday, February 27, 2011

The biggest, longest relay race in the world, the WAtoday Rottness Channel Swim which started in 1956, ended another year of marine challenges and endurance memories for the athletes, pilots, organizers, volunteers and fans. Tim Hewitt emerged victorious, winning the WAtoday 2011 Rottness Channel Swim in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

O'Fee: Sore but happy

The original article by Peter Gibbs is posted (with picture) on NelsonMail/stuff since 13:00 25/02/2011

At 7.54am yesterday, Nelson swimmer Andrea O'Fee slipped into the water at Ohau Point, just south of the village of Makara to the west of Wellington. She was heading for the South Island, on a course that was slightly north of due west.