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Tamara Bruce

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Tamara Bruce is an Honour Swimmer in the Class of 2017 in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Tamara Bruce is a member of the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2020
David O'Brien and Tamara Bruce at the Rottnest Channel Swim in western Australia with father-coach Roger Bruce
Roger Bruce is the father and coach of Tamara Bruce and an Australian Olympic Coach at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
Tamara Bruce

Tamara Bruce (born 17th March 1977) is an Australian open water swimmer and swimming coach who was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the Class of 2017 in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame].

Family

Her father, Roger Bruce, is an Olympic pool swimming coach who also coaches open water swimmers. Her 8-year-old son Bay is also an open water swimmer who competed in his first ocean swim in Rottnest.

Honors

Bruce was selected as an Honour Swimmer in the Class of 2017 in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Open Water Swimming Career

  • Bruce was the overall winner at the 1992 Rottnest Channel Swim at the age of 14 when she established a new record.
  • Bruce established the female record in the Rottnest Channel Swim, a 19.7 km race in Western Australia in 4 hours 10 minutes 3 seconds in 1993 to the natural jetty, a record that still stands today.
  • Bruce completed one duo crossing and two team crossings at the Rottnest Channel Swim.
  • Bruce completed in the 40 km Sydney Harbour International Invitational Marathon in 1991 as her first marathon swimming experience, finishing 5th in the female division and 12th overall with a time of 8 hours 14 minutes.
  • Bruce crossed the English Channel on 2 September 1994 as a 17-year-old in a time of 7 hours 53 minutes, ranking her 14th overall in English Channel history and fastest time for an Australian woman.
  • Bruce completed 10 solo crossings in the Rottnest Channel Swim
    • 1992 - 4 hours 14 minutes
    • 1994 - 4 hours 10 minutes
    • 1994 - 4 hours 50 minutes
    • 1995 - 4 hours 50 minutes
    • 1996 - 4 hours 44 minutes
    • 1996 - 4 hours 42 minutes
    • 2001 - 5 hours 40 minutes
    • 2002 - 6 hours 06 minutes
    • 2004 - 8 hours 16 minutes
    • 2004 - 5 hours 44 minutes
  • Bruce competed in the Pan Pacific Championships 25 km marathon swim in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and participated in the team gold medal performance.
  • Bruce finished second at the 1992 Australian Open Water 25 km Championships.
  • Bruce competed in the 1992 Magnetic Island Open Water Swim (in a shark cage).
  • Bruce finished third in the 1994 Australian Open Water 25 km Championships.
  • Bruce received a Certificate of Merit from the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1994.

Coaching Career

Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Honourees

She 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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