Grand lady Di to re­turn to long is­land swim THE ESSEN­TIALS

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REG­IS­TRA­TIONS are open for the 2017 Port to Pub swim.

Di Twigg, who made the cross­ing from Leighton Beach to Rot­tnest Is­land in more than 10 hours this year, helped launch the sec­ond an­nual event on Fri­day.

The vet­eran swim­mer who com­peted against Olympians Ea­mon Sul­li­van, Jim Piper, Travis Ned­er­pelt and Adam Lu­cas, and Aus­tralian cham­pi­ons Mark Ri­ley and Bobby Jo­vanovich, will en­ter again next year.

Port to Pub pres­i­dent Cein­wen Roberts said the range and di­ver­sity of swim­mers were in­te­gral to the in­au­gu­ral event’s suc­cess.

“When we re­flect on our first event, it is al­ways about the amaz­ing swim­ming com­mu­nity and an at­mos­phere that was spurred by or­di­nary peo­ple be­ing part of a some­thing much, much big­ger,” Roberts said.

“The Ho­tel Rot­tnest Port to Pub is Port to Pub pres­i­dent Cein­wen Roberts with Di Twigg, who is pre­par­ing to swim next year’s event. re­ally about Western Aus­tralia’s amaz­ing life­style, its in­cred­i­ble wa­ters and, of course, the op­por­tu­nity to swim to beau­ti­ful Rot­tnest Is­land.

“The Port to Pub also pays Port to Pub Satur­day, March 25, 2017 Early bird en­try $275 solo, $480 for duos, $880 for teams of four and $1320 for teams of six www.port­topub. com.au homage to the first race across the Rot­tnest Chan­nel from North Fre­man­tle in 1956.

“The swim is open to so­los, duos and teams of up to six; mak­ing it more ac­ces­si­ble to recre­ational swim­mers.

“In 2016, we in­tro­duced a 25km ul­tra­ma­rathon swim, which is the long­est swim in Aus­tralian and aims to at­tract peo­ple from all over the world look­ing to com­pete on a na­tional and in­ter­na­tional cir­cuit.”

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