Sporting & Swimming Background
- As a child, he trained with fireman, Vic Chugg's swimming squad at the Launceston Windmill Hill Baths, and was a member of the South Esk Swimming Club.
- For high school he attended the Launceston Church Grammar School where he captained the swim team in his final year.
- He worked as a lifeguard at both the Windmill Hill Baths and the Glenorchy Pool in Hobart, while studying for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Tasmania.
- He played Australian Rules football in Tasmania for East Launceston and Sandy Bay Football Clubs and represented Tasmania on a number of occasions.
- He was a member of the Low Head Surf Club in Tasmania and the Bronte Surf Club in Sydney.
- He received a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in 1991 and worked in New York until 2002, before returning to Sydney, where he continues to work today.
- He is currently studying for a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney.
- He swims with the Vladswim Squad under Vlad Mravec and Jai Di Tommaso.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- In May 2014 and May 2021, he completed the 10 km South Head Roughwater from Bondi Beach in Australia.
- He completed the 2020 Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia.
- He is a member of Team MadFish that swam across the 33.5 km English Channel in August 2013 with Jeannie Baxter-Reid and Tom O'Byrne in 11 hours 15 minutes, raising over A$60,000 for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
- He set a time of 9 hours 10 minutes 25 seconds for the 34 km Derwent River Big Swim in Tasmania, Australia on 13 December 2020. He set the record for the fastest male, the oldest person, and the earliest of the season to complete the swim. He was the first Tasmanian to complete the swim. The average water temperature was 15.6°C.
- On 20 March 2021, he completed the 25 km Port to Pub Ultra Marathon in Western Australia in 10 hours 48 minutes.
- On 17 April 2021, he completed the 24 km Palm Beach to Shelley Beach Marathon Swim in 7 hours 52 minutes to achieve the Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming.
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- Team MadFish
- Open Water Swimming
- MSF 34km Derwent River Swim Video - Ross Youngman