2023 Rottnest Channel Swim
March 2, 2023
Months of preparation and training culminated on the weekend, with three Hesperia teams successfully completing the 19.7-kilometre Rottnest Channel Swim. Early on Saturday morning, thousands of participants swam in the 33rd annual event from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.
Christie Savage, Penny Grant, Jamie Fini and Grainne Byrne took part for the first time with Hesperia, while Ian Smyth, Corey Scidone, Harry Seward, Rob Tucker, Jack Durward and Jack Varney returned for their second swim.
The teams raised funds for three charities – Blood Cancer Research WA, Ocean Heroes and Zero2hero, which were selected by employees. Hesperia will be matching all staff donations made to the fundraising pages.
The teams surpassed their initial fundraising goal of $5,000 for each charity, raising an incredible total of $27,534
Participants: Ian Smyth, Corey Scidone, Harry Seward, Christie Savage
The Channel Cruisers swam in honour of Blood Cancer Research WA, supporting their ambition to help patients with blood cancer, access new and potentially lifesaving treatments.
Completion time: 6 hours 33 minutes
Total amount raised: $8,079
Participants: Rob Tucker, Penny Grant, Jamie Fini, Grainne Byrne
The Hesperia Heroes raised money for Ocean Heroes, an organisation providing those with Autism an opportunity to build confidence through surfing.
Completion time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Total amount raised: $8,884
Participants: Jack Durward, Jack Varney
Jack Squared fundraised for Zero2hero, a charity dedicated to educating, engaging and empowering young heroes to become mental health leaders to help prevent suicide in Western Australia.
Completion time: 5 hours 43 minutes
Total amount raised: $10,571
Thank you to those who donated and supported our teams on the day, we’re proud of their efforts.