ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #017 Robert Chapman

Robert 'Chappo' Chapman reflects on his career as a champion surf ironman to provide invaluable insights into what it takes to be a great surf swimmer and ocean athlete.


Date: 13 July 2020
Interview number: 017
Interviewee: Robert ‘Chappo’ Chapman, 2x Australian Surf Ironman Champion (’78 and ’84), coach and high school teacher
Cronulla, New South Wales


We met up with Robert ‘Chappo’ Chapman in Wanda to talk to the 2x Australian Surf Ironman Champion about his career as an Ironman back in the late 70’s, early 80’s, what makes multiple championship-winning ironmen so good, and what it takes to be a top surf swimmer.

We also delve into life outside surf lifesaving, including the highs and lows of being a father, a teacher and an ex high-performance athlete.

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In this snippet from the full podcast interview, Chappo talks about what makes the top surf swimmers as good as they are.




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