Derwent River swims

The Derwent River is a river in Tasmania, Australia, which flows into the Tasman Sea near the city of Hobart. The 34 km (21.1-mile) "Big Swim" route from the New Norfolk Bridge to the Tasman Bridge was first attempted by Christopher Guesdon on Australia Day (26 January) 1972. Des Renford was the first to successfully complete the swim in 1975.

In 2019, the Derwent River swim was added to the MSF Toughest Thirteen and the Australian Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming.

Derwent River route
Route Swims First Fastest
New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 48 Des Renford - 1975 Andrew Donaldson - 05:35:21 (2022)
Tasman Bridge to New Norfolk Bridge 2 Brenda Norman - 2022 Brenda Norman - 09:26:00 (2022)
Tasman Br - New Norfolk - Tasman Br 2 Brenda Norman - 2022 Anna Strachan - 18:59:00 (2022)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
1975 Jan 25 Des Renford Male 47 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:54:00
1976 Jan 26 Richard Campion Male 35 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:19:00
1976 Jan 26 Jenny Anderson Female 20 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:44:00
2015 Jan 31 Daniel Curtis Male 48 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 15:57:00
2020 Jan 1 Emma Radford Female 28 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:46:00
2020 Mar 7 Lynton Mortensen Male 55 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 11:10:00
2020 Dec 13 Ross Youngman Male 59 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:11:00
2021 Jan 7 Richard Jones Male 54 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:08:00
2021 Jan 9 Brenda Norman Female 39 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:04:00
2021 Jan 24 Sharon Young Female 51 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:53:00
2021 Jan 30 Anna Strachan Female 46 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:31:00
2021 Feb 12 Stuart Donnachie Male 40 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:54:00
2021 Feb 13 Val Kalmikovs Male 47 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:58:00
2021 Feb 28 Eric Bateman Male 48 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:27:00
2021 Mar 8 John Van Wisse Male 48 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 06:49:00
2021 Mar 12 Douglas Hughson Male 50 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:29:00
2021 Mar 20 Luke Richards Male 48 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:37:00
2021 Dec 9 James Clothier Male 38 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:47:00
2021 Dec 30 Anna Strachan Female 47 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:10:00
2021 Dec 31 Joy Symons Female 40 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:42:00
2022 Jan 1 Jayde Richardson Female 29 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:02:00
2022 Jan 1 Zen Durbidge Male 38 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:39:00
2022 Jan 12 Jonathan Wall Male 51 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:38:05
2022 Jan 13 Brenda Norman Female 40 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:47:00
2022 Jan 13 Carolyn Anderson Female 46 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:52:14
2022 Jan 14 Joep Buijs Male 52 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:25:00
2022 Jan 15 Marcus Payne Male 46 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:55:00
2022 Jan 18 Sally Catt Female 60 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 11:10:00
2022 Jan 19 Brenda Norman Female 40 Tasman Bridge to New Norfolk Bridge 34 09:26:00
2022 Jan 28 Brianna Thompson Female New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 06:40:00
2022 Jan 30 Julie Boxsell Female 51 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:45:00
2022 Jan 30 Brett Stephenson Male New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:53:00
2022 Jan 30 Brenda Norman Female 40-41 Tasman Br - New Norfolk - Tasman Br 68 19:51:00
2022 Jan 31 Brianna Thompson Female Tasman Bridge to New Norfolk Bridge 34 11:43:00
2022 Feb 12 Felicity Harrison Female 30-31 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:18:46
2022 Feb 12 Brittany Parker Female 39 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:47:00
2022 Feb 12 Anna Strachan Female 47 Tasman Br - New Norfolk - Tasman Br 68 18:59:00
2022 Feb 13 Peter Tucker Male 66 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 12:18:45
2022 Feb 16 Richard Langridge Male 50 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:02:50
2022 Feb 26 Jayde Richardson Female 29 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 07:05:00
2022 Feb 27 Claire Keane Female 62 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:06:30
2022 Feb 28 Michael Powell Male 60 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:33:26
2022 Mar 15 Mark Robson Male 50 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 10:31:17
2022 Mar 16 Rod Watkins Male 60-61 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 09:47:17
2022 Mar 17 Mark Sowerby Male 50-51 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:55:12
2022 Mar 24 Eva Buzo Female New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:01:21
2022 Mar 25 Eva Buzo Female New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:32:21
2022 Mar 26 Andrew Donaldson Male 31-32 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 05:35:21
2022 Mar 26 Helen Conway Female 45-46 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:28:10
2022 Mar 27 Fiona Cullinane Female 20 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 06:26:38
2022 Mar 27 Victor Pineiro Male 44 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:10:33
2022 Mar 29 Tara Grout Female 50 New Norfolk Bridge to Tasman Bridge 34 08:05:06

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