Oct. 13, 2008
Rohan Skea: Founder of Rottnest Channel Swim Competition
-- The Rottnest Channel Swim is an annual open water swimming event from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia, near Perth. The Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.2 km swim from Cottesloe to Thomson Bay on the holiday island of Rottnest. Participants can compete in teams of two or four, or for the extremely dedicated, a solo crossing.
The event is one of the largest open water swimming events in the world and has become an icon in Australia's sporting calendar, capturing the imagination of the public and ocean swimmers alike.
The Rottnest Channel Swim became the largest open water swimming event in 1998 with over 1,000 competitors. By 2001 this had exceeded 2,000. In 2003 160 individuals, 92 teams of 2 and 421 teams of 4 entered the race.
Perth businessman “Rohan Skea” founded the Skea Racing Open Water Swim Team to compete in the Rottnest Channel swim amongst other open water races. Rohan Skea has been an active community member in Perth all his life.
You can find out more about ROHAN SKEA at http://www.rohan-skea.com
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Perth businessman “Rohan Skea” founded the Skea Racing Open Water Swim Team to compete in the Rottnest Channel swim amongst other open water races.