Rick Seirer (born 10 September 1959) is an Australian open water swimmer and a part-time farm advisor and farmer who rears cattle in Victoria, Australia.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- He completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 11 hours 58 minutes on 21 September 2016 at the age of 56.
- He completed a 67 km two-way crossing of the English Channel on 27 August 2019 in 29 hours 46 minutes at the age of 59 years 351 days. He swam 11 hours 56 minutes on his first leg and 17 hours 48 minutes on his second leg, escorted by Reg Brickell for which he received the 2019 Channel Swimming Association Award for the Most Meritorious Swim. He swam from Samphire Hoe in Dover, UK, to Cap Gris-Nez, France under the auspices of the Channel Swimming Association. His record broke the then-existing record of Sally Anne Minty-Gravett who completed a two-way English Channel crossing on 30 August 2016 at the age of 59 years 45 days in 36 hours 26 minutes.
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- Channel Swimming Association, Rick Seirer 2016
- Channel Swimming Association, Rick Seirer 2019
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- Open Water Swimming
- Oldest person to complete a two-way crossing of the English Channel
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