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Rob Hutchings

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Rob Hutchings is an Australian New Zealand-based open water swimmer and adventure swimmer

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • He planned the Great Barrier Reef swim.
  • He swam the length of Lake Tekapo.
  • He swam in various other locations from Hokitika River to the Clutha River.
  • He wrote and released a book Downriver Nomad in 11 October 2021 that is an adventure memoir about his journeys around the world, competing in triathlons, marathon swims, and backcountry adventures.

Lake Tekapo Swim

Hutchings completed a 26 km crossing of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand on 6 February 2021

Clutha River Adventure

Between 20-24 February 2020, 44-year-old Rob Hutchings swam 256 km along the length of the Clutha River from the outlet at Lake Wanaka in the Southern Alps to the mouth at the Pacific Ocean, escorted by Sam Blummers and Laura Tomson over the course of 4.5 days. The Clutha River or Mata-Au is the second longest river in New Zealand and the longest in the South Island.

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