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Ross Youngman

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Ross Youngman, Derwent River Big Swim record-setter

Ross Youngman, born 1961, is an Australian open water swimmer from Sydney who was born and raised in Launceston, Tasmania.

Sporting & Swimming Background[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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