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Val Kalmikovs

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Val Kalmikovs is an open water swimmer and escort pilot from Latvia.

Open Water Swimming Highlights[edit]

Derwent River Big Swim All-time Results[edit]

1st: Des Renford in 10 hours 54 minutes, first person to complete the swim on 25 January 1975
2nd: Dick Campion in 9 hours 19 minutes on 26 January 1976
3rd: Jenny Anderson in 9 hours 44 minutes on 26 January 1976
4th: 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 on 27 January 1973
5th: Daniel Curtis in 15 hours 57 minutes, first international swimmer on 31 January 2015
6th: Emma Radford in 7 hours 46 minutes on 1 January 2020
7th: Lynton Mortenson in 11 hours 10 minutes on 7 March 2020
8th: Ross Youngman in 9 hours 11 minutes on 13 December 2020
9th: Richard Jones in 10 hours 8 minutes on 7 January 2021
10th: Brenda Norman in 7 hours 4 minutes (new record for fastest woman) on 9 January 2021
11th: Sharon Young in 9 hours 53 minutes on 24 January 2021
12th: Anna Strachan in 7 hours 31 minutes on 30 January 2021
13th: Stuart Donnachie in 7 hours 54 minutes on 12 February 2021
14th: Val Kalmikovs in 7 hours 58 minutes on 13 February 2021
15th: Eric Bateman in 10 hours 27 minutes on 28 February 2021
16th: John van Wisse in 6 hours 49 minutes (new overall fastest swim) on 8 March 2021
17th: Doug Hughson in 9 hours 29 minutes on 12 March 2021
18th: Luke Richards in 9 hours 37 minutes on 20 March 2021
19th: James Clothier in 8 hours 47 minutes on 9 December 2021
20th: Anna Strachan in 7 hours 10 minutes on 30 December 2021
21st: Joy Symons in 7 hours 42 minutes on 31 December 2021
22nd: Jayde Richardson in 8 hours 2 minutes on 1 January 2022
23rd: Zen Durbidge in 8 hours 39 minutes on 1 January 2022
24th: Jonathan Wall in 10 hours 38 minutes (achieves Triple Crown) on 12 January 2022
25th: Carolyn Anderson in 9 hours 52 minutes on 13 January 2022
26th: Brenda Norman in 7 hours 47 minutes on 13 January 2022
27th: Joep Buijs in 8 hours 25 minutes on 14 January 2022
28th: Marcus Payne in 8 hours 55 minutes on 15 January 2022
29th: Sally Catt in 11 hours 10 minutes on 18 January 2022
30th: Brenda Norman in 9 hours 26 minutes (pioneered the reverse course from Tasman Bridge to New Norfolk Bridge and the first person to complete the Derwent River Big Swim three times) on 19 January 2022
31st: Peter Stewart, 66 from Victoria, Australia in 9 hours 27 minutes on 2 February 2022
32nd: Brittany Parker, 39 from Brisbane, Australia in 8 hours 47 minutes on 12 February 2022
33rd: Anna Strachan, 47 from Brisbane, Australia in 18 hours 59 minutes, a new record for double reverse swim Tasman Bridge to New Norfolk Bridge and return, a 64 km marathon swim on 12 February 2022
34th: Felicity Harrison, 33 from Brisbane, Australia in 8 hours 18 minutes 46 seconds on 12 February 2022
35th: Peter Tucker, 66 from Hobart, Australia in 12 hours 18 minutes 45 seconds, the oldest swimmer to complete the Derwent River Big Swim on 13 February 2022
36th: Richard Langridge, 50 from Sydney, Australia in 9 hours 2 minutes 50 seconds on 16 February 2022
37th: Duncan Hall, 67 from Hobart, Australia with Katie Marx, 36 from Hobart, Australia, in 9 hour 8 minute 1 second duo relay, a first in the Derwent River Big Swim on 26 February 2022
38th: Jayde Richardson, 29 from Hobart, Australia in 7 hours 5 minutes, the fastest Tasmanian swimmer to complete the Derwent River Big Swim on 26 February 2022
39th: Claire Keane, 62 from Brisbane, Australia in 10 hours 6 minutes 30 seconds, the oldest female swimmer to complete the Derwent River Big Swim on 27 February 2022
40th: Michael Powell, 60 from Brisbane, Australia in 10 hours 33 minutes 26 seconds on 28 February 2022
41st: Mark Robson in 10 hours 31 minutes 17 seconds on 15 March 2022
42nd: Rod Watkins in 9 hours 41 minutes 32 seconds on 16 March 2022
43rd: Mark Sowerby in 8 hours 55 minutes 1 second on 17 March 2022
44th: Eva Buzo in 8 hours 1 minute 21 seconds on 24 March 2022
45th: Eva Buzo in 8 hours 32 minutes 21 seconds on 25 March 2022
46th: Andrew Donaldson from Scotland in 5 hours 35 minutes 21 seconds on 26 March 2022
47th: Helen Conway in 8 hours 28 minutes 10 seconds on 26 March 2022
48th: Fiona Cullinane in 6 hours 26 minutes 38 seconds on 26 March 2022
49th: Victor Pineiro from Argentina in 8 hours 10 minutes 33 seconds on 27 March 2022
50th: Tara Grout in 8 hours 5 minutes 6 seconds on 29 March 2022
51st: Bob Tarr in 7 hours 47 minutes 10 seconds on 21 December 2022
52nd: Rachael Rowland in 9 hours 19 minutes 13 seconds on 21 December 2022
53rd: Stephen Maloney in 9 hours 37 minutes 0 seconds on 28 December 2022
54th/55th: Benjamin Humphreys and Nicky MacKenzie in 8 hours 40 minutes 49 seconds on 22 December 2022

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