On February 23rd, a number of swimmers will have the opportunity to join the Rottnest Channel Swim Honour Board or add to their Rotto Swim accomplishments.

The Rottnest Channel Swim Honour Board includes swimmers who have completed at least five solo Rotto Solos, an annual 19.7 km open ocean swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island in western Australia.

The Honour Board Members include the following individuals:

*Melissa Benson in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008
*Keith Besomo in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
*Kingsley Bugarin OAM in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
*Tom Clarke in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002
*Gary Claydon in 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012 (shown above)
*Mark Cockcroft in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
*Brian Cook in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
*Andrew Crace in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
*Bett Craig (Montgomery) in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009
*Lisa Delaurentis in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011(x2)
*Bruce Dewar in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
*Claire Evans in 1993, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2011
*Tiffany Fraser-Gillard in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
*Jonathan Haines in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
*Brad Hardingham in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
*Benjamin Hewitt in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011
*Rohan Hollick in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008
*Masafumi Hoshi in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
*Andrew Hunt in 2009, 2010, 2011(x2), 2012
*Julie Isbill in 2006, 2007, 2008(x2), 2009, 2010
*Rob Jeffery in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998
*Selwyn Jellie in 2005, 2007, 2008(x2), 2009(x2)
*Craig Jones in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2011, 2012
*Andrew Litster in 2002, 2004, 2006(x3), 2007, 2010
*Keira MacFarlane in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007(x2), 2008
*John Muir in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011
*Mark Mulvay in in 1997, 2010, 2012(x3)
*Brad Noble in 2007, 2008(x2), 2009, 2010, 2011
*John Nolan in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001
*Mathais Nordstrom in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
*David O’Brien in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
*Sue Oldham in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009(x2)
*Chris Palfrey in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
*Penny Palfrey (nee Bond) in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
*Tony Parbery in 2006, 2007, 2008(x2), 2009, 2010
*Wesley Phillips in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009
*James Pittar in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
*Steve Raynes in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
*Tim Roberts in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
*Cassie Robinson in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
*Tomomi Shirasu (nee Otsuji) in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
*Daniel Soanes in 1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012
*Les Stewart in 1956, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007
*Peter Thompson in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
*Rory Toner in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
*Christina Trapp in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
*Ben Walker in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
*Jessica Walker in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012
*Carrol Wannell in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009
*Nancy Warnock in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2004
*Steve Wilson in 2007, 2008(x3), 2009, 2010
*Geoff Wilson in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011(x5), 2012

The Rottnest Channel Swim is one of the world’s iconic open water swims and is one of the longest marathon swims in the world, held annually every February. The event categories for competitors are include Solo, Duo – teams of 2, Team – teams of 4, and Lavan Legal Charity Challenge – teams of 4.

The Rottnest Channel Swim Association, the organisation behind the Rottnest Channel Swim, was inducted as an Honour Organisation by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

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