Peter Hancock has now swum well over 1000 consecutive days, most days in Dumaresq Dam in Armidale, central NSW. Often the temperature is down near freezing. But this is not the first time Pete has conquered an incredible swimming challenge. In 2014, he swam in 333 different locations in the one year, including in the 1.6 degree Fox Glacier River in New Zealand.
As a freshwater ecologist, it's not just the swimming that Pete likes - there are plenty of things to look at! He has discovered new species of fresh water crustaceans and beetles, and documents much of it on Instagram.
Pete also recently completed an indoor Iron Man, raising money for Headspace. So he knows how to run and cycle as well! You can see his adventures on strava.
Songs in this episode - all licensed under a Creative Commons License:
- Set - Michael Douglas Dumaresq
- Armidale - Malfatti
- Like I do - Dam
- Feel good - Invertebrate
- Sapphire - Tobu
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