Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Australians Sweep Waikiki Roughwater Swim

After swimming on the winning teams in the Maui Channel Swim, Trent Grimsey and Luane Rowe, both of Australia, moved to Oahu and defended their Waikiki Roughwater Swim titles yesterday, Hawaii with winning times of 42:20 and 47:21 respectively.

They are now both headed to San Francisco to see if they can continue their streak at the RCP Tiburon Mile. Olympic 1500-meter gold medalist and world champion Ous Mellouli, who has been thinking about getting into open water swimming, will give Trent a good run for his money.

With Trent and Luane's victories, the Australians have won from coast-to-coast this year in America with the top three finishers at the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim also from Australia.