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Interview Snippet: Tanya Suggett

Tanya Suggett is on one hand a typical Warrnambool local who goes on holiday to the local caravan park, but on the other, she’s a keen all-year-round ocean swimmer helping to grow the sport.

Interview Snippet: John Sheely

John Sheely is Warrnambool’s open water swimming botanist, who, among many international open water adventures, is 93 swims through his target of 100 consecutive winter open water swims.

Interview Snippet: Gavin Rafferty

Gavin Rafferty is an ocean swimmer, proud lifesaver and one of only two people to have swum in every one of the iconic Lorne Pier To Pub ocean swim events.

Interview Snippet: Grant Siedle

Grant Siedle is a Melbourne-based open water event organiser and coach responsible for some of Victoria’s most innovative open water swim events.

Interview Snippet: Norm Farmer AM

Norm Farmer AM has dedicated his entire career to national and international water safety and among many roles and titles, is recognised as a Grand Knight of the International Life Saving Federation.

Interview Snippet: Don Warner

Don Warner is a Canadian who’s called Melbourne home for more than 40 years, a Brighton Iceberger and the author of ‘Beyond The Tip – Tales of the Icebergers of Brighton’

Interview Snippet: John Locco

John Locco has braved the icy waters of Brighton nearly every day since 1973, going on to become the founder of Melbourne’s famous Brighton Icebergers open water swimming club.

Interview Snippet: John Van Wisse

John Van Wisse is a champion marathon swimmer with an esteemed career in the sport internationally and a local legend swimming coach in Melbourne.

Interview Snippet: Dee Greenwood

Dee Greenwood is a salt-of-the-ocean kind of swimmer and her happy place is counting while swimming in the (usually) cold open water of Port Phillip Bay.

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