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Cronulla

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Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Cronulla is located 26 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

Sun Rice Australia[edit]

Four of the six members of the famous Sun Rice Australia (Sunrice Australia Channel Relay Team) are from Cronulla: Baden Green, Greg Stewart, Peter Tibbets and Kevin Neilsen. Sun Rice Australia was a team of 6 Australian open water swimmers who set a four-way relay record across the English Channel in 1993 under the leadership of Des Renford in 43 hours 7 minutes. En route to their four-way relay record, Sun Rice Australia also set the two-way record (distance: 68 km) in 20 hours 40 minutes, and the three-way (distance: 102 km) in 32 hours 24 minutes. Its members included Cyril Baldock from Bondi Beach, Michael Renford ('Murph') from South Maroubra, and Baden Green, Greg Stewart, Peter Tibbets and Kevin Neilsen, all from Cronulla.