Tammy van Wisse

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Tammy van Wisse (born 23 July 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a long-distance swimmer from Australia. 1990 she won the Lake Zurich Swim. As a marathon swimmer she swam the Murray River in 2001, a distance of 2,438 kilometres and the English Channel in 1993 in a time of 8h 35mins and again in 1994 in a time of 8h 33mins.[1] In July 2006, van Wisse broke an 81-year old record for the 35 mile swim from New York City to Sandy Hook,[2] and retired from competitive swimming the same year to start a family, 20 years after her first marathon swim.[3] She now works as an environmentalist[4] and a motivational speaker.


  1. ^ Dover Life - Successful Crossings 1994[1]
  2. ^ "Swimmer Tammy van Wisse breaks record". Sydney Morning Herald. 22 July 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Tammy van Wisse retiring to have babies". Sydney Morning Herald. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ "New campaign urges Aussies to save water". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 

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