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River Derwent

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The Derwent is a river in Tasmania, Australia. It was named after the River Derwent, Cumbria, by British Commodore John Hayes who explored it in 1793. The name is Brythonic Celtic for "valley thick with oaks". John Hays placed the name "Derwent River" only in the upper part of the river. Matthew Flinders placed the name on all of the river.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Derwent is site of The Big Swim, a 34 km marathon swim from the New Norfolk Bridge to the Tasman Bridge in Hobart. It is also known as the Jewel of the Crown.

Derwent River Big Swim All-time Results[edit]

1st: 25 January 1975, Des Renford in 10 hours 54 minutes, first person to complete the swim
2nd: 26 January 1976, Dick Campion in 9 hours 19 minutes
3rd: 26 January 1976, Jenny Anderson in 9 hours 44 minutes
4th: 1974, Relay team Park Beach SLSC in 7 hours 43 minutes, 6 swimmers rotating on 1-hour legs
5th: 31 January 2015, Daniel Curtis in 15 hours 57 minutes, first international swimmer
6th: 1 January 2020, Emma Radford in 7 hours 46 minutes
7th: 7 March 2020, Lynton Mortenson in 11 hours 10 minutes
8th: 13 December 2020, Ross Youngman in 9 hours 11 minutes
9th: 7 January 2021, Richard Jones in 10 hours 8 minutes
10th: 9 January 2021, Brenda Norman in 7 hours 4 minutes (new record for fastest woman)
11th: 24 January 2021, Sharon Young in 9 hours 53 minutes
12th: 30 January 2021, Anna Strachan in 7 hours 31 minutes
13th: 12 February 2021, Stuart Donnachie in 7 hours 54 minutes
14th: 13 February 2021, Val Kalmikovs in 7 hours 58 minutes
15th: 28 February 2021, Eric Bateman in 10 hours 27 minutes
16th: 8 March 2021, John van Wisse in 6 hours 49 minutes (new overall fastest swim)
17th: 12 March 2021, Doug Hughson in 9 hours 29 minutes
18th: 20 March 2021, Luke Richards in 9 hours 37 minutes

Swimming in Derwent River in Hobart[edit]





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