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Tasmania

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Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as "Tassie") is an island state of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 miles) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of over 515,000 (as of September 2015), almost half of which resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

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Swimming in Derwent River in Hobart[edit]





Derwent River Big Swim 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: 27 January 1973, Relay team Park Beach SLSC in 7 hours 43 minutes with Geoff Marsh, Mike Watkins, Stephen Godfrey, Don Marsh, Gary Everingham and Don Hallett 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
19th: 9 December 2021, James Clothier in 8 hours 47 minutes
20th: 30 December 2021, Anna Strachan in 7 hours 10 minutes
21st: 31 December 2021, Joy Symons in 7 hours 42 minutes
22nd: 1 January 2022, Jayde Richardson in 8 hours 2 minutes
23rd: 1 January 2022, Zen Durbidge in 8 hours 39 minutes
24th: 12 January 2022, Jonathan Wall in 10 hours 38 minutes (achieves Triple Crown)
25th: 13 January 2022: Carolyn Anderson in 9 hours 52 minutes
26th: 13 January 2022: Brenda Norman in 7 hours 47 minutes
27th: 14 January 2022: Joep Buijs in 8 hours 25 minutes
28th: 15 January 2022: Marcus Payne in 8 hours 55 minutes
29th: 18 January 2022: Sally Catt in 11 hours 10 minutes
30th: 19 January 2022: Brenda Norman in 9 hours 26 minutes (pioneered the reverse course from Tasman Bridge to New Norfolf)

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