Gerd Von Dincklage-Schulinburg
Gerd Von Dincklage-Schulinburg was the first documented person to swim across the Rottnest Channel between Cottesloe Beach and Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia near Perth. He completed the feat on 24 January 1956 in 9 hours 45 minutes and was the catalyst for the annual Rottnest Channel Swim, a popular 19.7 km solo and relay marathon swim.
When Rottnest Island was used as a prison, it was rumored that some of the prisoners swam back to the mainland, although there is no proof that any did. However, some may have crossed by resting on Carnac and Garden Islands.
- Solo Records of the Rottnest Channel Swim Association
- Firsts in the Rottnest Channel
- Mair, Olivia.(1999) In the swim.(Feature on Perth to Rottnest long distance swimming race, the GIO Australia Channel 9 Rottnest Channel Swim which began in 1991). Perth weekly, 17-23 Feb. 1999, p.12-13,
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- 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