Ten-hour Twigg back for more at Port to Pub

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

AF­TER a suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral event, the Port to Pub Swim will be re­turn­ing for 2017.

At 59 years old, Di Twigg was the talk of this year’s event af­ter she was in the wa­ter for more than 10 hours to com­plete the swim from Leighton Beach to Rot­tnest Is­land.

De­spite com­ing last, Twigg said it was a buck­etlist ex­pe­ri­ence that ev­ery­one should try and that she was ea­ger to take to the wa­ter again next year.

Olympians Ea­mon Sul­li­van, Jim Piper, Travis Ned­er­pelt and Adam Lu­cas were also among the more than 700 peo­ple to com­pete.

Port to Pub pres­i­dent Cein­wen Roberts said the range and diversity of swim­mers who com­peted was in­te­gral to the suc­cess of this year’s event.

“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,” she said.

“The Ho­tel Rot­tnest Port to Pub is al­ready prov­ing it­self to be a ‘swim for all’ and we be­lieve it is well on its way to putting WA on the in­ter­na­tional map for open wa­ter swim­ming.”

Reg­is­tra­tions are now open for the March 25 event.

Visit www.port­topub.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

Port to Pub pres­i­dent Cein­wen Roberts and swim­mer Di Twigg.

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