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.

Details

Date: 17 June 2020
Interview number: 005
Interviewee: John Locco, Founder of the Brighton Icebergers
Venue:
At home, Brighton, Melbourne

Description

We met up with John Locco in his home in Brighton that is a part shrine to his involvement in a variety of sports, with open water swimming and boxing at the centre.

John is perhaps most well known for founding the Brighton Icebergers, but he has also enjoyed a successful sporting career as an athlete and manager, and even became the Mayor of Brighton for a period in the early nineties!

We talked about the founding of the Icebergers, the history of the club and what led him to become the driving force behind the saving of the iconic Brighton Baths.

Listen to snippet

Images

 

A little snippet

In this snippet from the full podcast interview, we talk about how the famous Melbourne Brighton Icebergers open water swimming club came to be.

 

 

The full interview with John Locco will feature on a new podcast episode coming soon…

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
mood_bad
  • No comments yet.
  • Add a comment

    RELATED ARTICLES

    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: 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: 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.

    Season runs from 1 Oct to 30 April. Some contact out of season.

    Be informed

    Join 10k+ swimmers who hear about upcoming ocean swims & get tips from us

    Every swim, every state. 220+ swims!