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David O'Brien is a member of the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2020
David O'Brien (Australia) and Tamara Bruce at Rottnest with Roger Bruce - Tamara's father and coach (also an Australian coach at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games)
David O'Brien (Australia) Order of Australia award 2019
David O'Brien (Australia) winner Manly Dam Australian Championships 1991
David O'Brien (Australia) winner Capri Naples 1991

David O'Brien (Australia) is an open water swimmer from Australia.

David O'Brien (UK) (born 28 January 1983 in Prescot, England) is a retired English pool and open water swimmer who specialized in freestyle events. He competed in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and trained at Stirling Swimming Club, under head coach Chris Martin. For more information, visit David O'Brien, UK.

Open Water Swimming Highlights[edit]

  • He won the Capri-Naples race in 1991
  • On 10 August 1992, he finished 2nd in the Sylvan Lake World Series Marathon Swim in Alberta, Canada.
  • He won solo swims of the 19.7 km Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 and second in 1997. This included dodging a submarine in the channel in 1994. His swims have been honored by the Rottnest Channel Swim Honour Board. For more information, visit David O'Brien, Australia.
  • On 5 July 1992, he finished 4th in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 6 hours 42 minutes 15 seconds.
  • He finished 3rd in the 1991 FINA World Championships 25 km race in Perth, Australia finishing in 5 hours 8 minutes 53.35 seconds.
  • He finished 3rd in the 35 km Marathon de la Riviera in Savona, Italy finishing in 7 hours 36 minutes.
  • He finished 5th in the 1989 and 1990 Waikiki Roughwater swim
  • He completed a Maui Channel relay swim

1991 FINA World Championships 25 km Race Results[edit]

Held in Swan River in Perth, Australia.
1 Chad Hundeby 5:01:46
2 Sergio Chariandini 5:03:19
3 David O'Brien 5:08:53
4 Nace Majcen 5:13:08
5 Jay Wilkerson 5:15:20
6 Roberto Faccinetti 5:16:14
7 Christof Wandratsch 5:18:44
8 Peter Galvin 5:19:28
9 Dragan Kurgic 5:20:32
10 Greg Streppel 5:22:52
11 Martijn van Heusden 5:24:07
12 Attila Molnar 5:26:21
13 Justin Palfrey 5:29:40
14 Michal Sanda 5:31:35
15 Jaime Gavaid 5:33:03
16 Mauricio Buczmiejuk 5:33:13
17 Dusan Toth Szabo 5:38:17
18 Marc Newman 5:40:46
19 Erik van Dartel 5:41:31
20 Michal Spacek 5:46:53
21 Ricardo Sperti 5:58:54
22 Jordi Cervera 6:02:31
23 Mohammed Abdel 6:04:07
24 Nazr Hasabala 6:06:48
25 Karim Madsen 6:42:30
26 Taranath Narayan Shenoy 7:26:41

Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Honourees[edit]

He is a member of the inaugural class of Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honourees who were inducted on August 2020.

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