Dieter Loeliger is an Australian open water swimmer from Margaret River in Western Australia.
Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
- He has completed 14 crossings of the Rottnest Channel Swim in western Australia to date. In each of Loeliger's crossings, he has been the eldest swimmer in the event. He has also assisted swimmers in training for several Rottnest Channel Swims over the years.
- As a member of the Half Century Club, he is the oldest swimmer who has completed the 19.7 km Rottnest Channel Swim in 2013 in 8 hours 27 minutes 40 seconds at the age of 80 years.
- He completed the 26.4 km Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim from Rapperswil to Zurich in Lake Zurich, Switzerland in 1998 in 8 hours 24 minutes 45 seconds, at the age of 65.
- He completed the 26.4 km Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim from Rapperswil to Zurich in Lake Zurich, Switzerland in 2000 in 8 hours 56 minutes 45 seconds, at the age of 67.
Rottnest Channel Swims
- Finished in 8:27 at 2013 at 80 years
- Finished in 8:04 in 2012 at 79 years
- Finished in 9:02 in 2011 at 78 years
- Finished in 9:21 in 2010 at 76 years
- Finished in 6:18 in 2007 at 74 years
- Finished in 7:45 in 2006 at 72 years
- Finished in 6:06 in 2005 at 71 years
- Finished in 6:30 in 2004 at 71 years
- Finished in 8:31 in 2003 at 70 years
- Finished in 6:49 in 2002 at 69 years
- Finished in 6:08 in 2001 at 68 years
- Finished in 5:55 in 2000 at 67 years
- Finished in 6:51 in 1999 at 65 years
- Finished in 6:54 in 1998 at 65 years
- Finished in 6:07 in 1996 at 62 years
- Doc Counsilman Helped Usher In An Increasingly Graying Trend In Channel Swimming
- Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim Half Century Club Members
- Solo Records of the Rottnest Channel Swim Association
- Dieter Loeliger Going Strong In Rotto
- At 79, Swimmer Is The Oldest In Rotto
- Dieter Loeliger, A Unique Man With A Remarkable Record
- Saturday, February 23rd: The 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Marathon Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- Rottnest Channel Swim Association
- 50 Is New 30, 60 Is The New 40 In The Open Water
- The Octad Of Open Water - Prison Island Swims