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Thomas Pembroke

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Thomas Pembroke is a member of the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2020/2021
Thomas Pembroke was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year category
Thomas Pembroke with his students
Tandem crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar on 3 May 2018 with Marty Filipowski, Thomas Pembroke, Mark Mallison, and Victor Pineiro
Tandem crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar on 3 May 2018 with Marty Filipowski, Thomas Pembroke, Mark Mallison, and Victor Pineiro

Thomas Pembroke is an Australian open water swimmer and a teacher at St Pius X College in NSW. He is the 13th person in history to complete the Oceans Seven to date.

2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination

Pembroke was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year award with the following nomination:

Thomas Pembroke is a teacher and role model on dryland - and does the same while swimming channels around the world. The Australian swimmer and a teacher at St Pius X College became the 13th person and youngest swimmer in history to complete the Oceans Seven. While inspiring the youth under his guidance, he also raises money and awareness for MS Research Australia to help those with multiple sclerosis. He was relentless, continuing to push himself despite an initial DNF in his first attempt across the Tsugaru Channel in Japan. For simultaneously serving as global adventurer, a passionate educator, a young inspiration, for pushing himself in swims between 4 and 15 hours to achieve the Oceans Seven, for being a personable, cheerful humanitarian who selflessly and humbly raises money for various charities on each channel swim, Thomas Pembroke is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Open Water Swimming Career

Oceans Seven Youth Record

Pembroke became the youngest person to complete the Oceans Seven at the age of 29 years 10 months and 6 days when he crossed the Cook Strait on 14 December 2018. He crossed the Oceans Seven channels over a 5 year 4 month 30 day period at the following ages:

  • 24 years 5 months 7 days when he crossed the English Channel between England and France on 15 July 2013.
  • 26 years 7 months when he crossed the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland on 8 September 2015.
  • 27 years 4 months 14 days when he crossed the Molokai Channel in Hawaii on 22 June 2016.
  • 27 years 4 months 21 days when he crossed the Catalina Channel in California on 29 June 2016.
  • 29 years 2 months 26 days when he crossed the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco on 4 May 2018.
  • 29 years 6 months 2 days when he crossed the Tsugaru Channel in Japan on 10 August 2018.
  • 29 years 10 months 6 days when he crossed the Cook Strait in New Zealand on 14 December 2018.

Oceans Seven Swimmers

1st: Stephen Redmond (Ireland)
2nd: Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden)
3rd: Michelle Macy (USA)
4th: Darren Miller (USA)
5th: Adam Walker (UK)
6th: Kimberly Chambers (New Zealand)
7th: Antonio Argüelles (Mexico)
8th: Ion Lazarenco Tiron (Moldavia/Ireland)
9th: Rohan Dattatrey More (India)
10th: Abhejali Bernardová (Czech Republic)
11th: Cameron Bellamy (South Africa)
12th: Lynton Mortensen (Australia)
13th: Thomas Pembroke (Australia)
14th: Nora Toledano Cadena (Mexico)
15th: Mariel Hawley Dávila (Mexico)
16th: André Wiersig (Germany)
17th: Elizabeth Fry (USA)
18th: Attila Mányoki (Hungary)
19th: Jonathan Ratcliffe (UK)
20th: Jorge Crivilles Villanueva (Spain)
21st: Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)

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