Ten-hour Twigg back for more at Port to Pub
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.