Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honors Kate Brookes Peterson

Courtesy of Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Chris Guesdon and Gary Toner announced Kate Brookes Peterson as a member of the inaugural Class of 2020 in the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

They explained, “Kate, Australian Swimming representative number 623, earned her pin for selection at the FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships.

Kate won two bronze medals at the 2007 FINA World Swimming Championships. Kate braved jellyfish stings and nausea to claim her second bronze medal of the world swimming championships in the 10 km open water race at St. Kilda Beach in 2007 adding to the bronze she won in the 5 km.

Kate has represented Australia at many world championships in open water in both the 10 km and 25 km events starting in 2001 in Fukuoka, Japan where she finished 8th in the 10 km.

Kate’s highest rankings were a 2nd place finish in the London 10 km FINA World Cup in 2007, her two third placings at the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, 4th at the FINA Grand Prix 15 km in Dubai in 2009, and a 5th place in the 25 km World Championships in Seville, Spain in 2008. Kate won many Australian open water 10 km titles.

His marathon swims are listed here.”

The inaugural class of Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honourees inducted on August 2020 include:

Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honourees – Class of 2020:
* Jennifer Anderson
* Lauren Arndt
* David Bates
* Clive Berry Rickards
* Kate Brookes-Peterson
* Roger Bruce
* Tamara Bruce
* Richard Campion
* Brendan Capell
* Graeme Carroll
* Cavill Family
* Melissa Cunningham
* William Ford
* Melissa Gorman
* Trent Grimsey
* Christopher Guesdon
* Susanne Guesdon
* Kevin Holtom
* Annette Kellerman
* Tracy Knowles
* John Koorey
* Susie Maroney OAM
* Chloë McCardel
* Linda McGill MBE
* Joseph Mitchell
* Lynton Mortensen
* David O’Brien OAM
* Penny Palfrey
* James Pittar
* Des Renford MBE
* Grant Robinson
* Rottnest Channel Swim Association
* Mark Saliba
* Josh Santacaterina
* Shelley Taylor-Smith
* Gary Toner
* Suzanne Toner

For more information, visit the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Facebook here with Instagram @amshofame.

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