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Tracy Clark

International swimmers looking forward to big event

Two top international ocean swimmers are looking forward to joining hundreds of Aucklanders in the annual cross-harbour Chelsea swim this weekend - and one of them will be raising money for a Kiwi cancer battler while they are at it.

Kiwi-born Tracy Clark and South African Roger Finch bring a rare shared record of swimming some of world’s great challenges, but say the Chelsea swim will be a real treat as a warm up for an upcoming Cook St attempt and because of the fun and long standing community spirit of the event.

Jellyfish stings, great white sharks and gruelling conditions - Tracy’s incredible open-water swimming journey

2016-04-02 - Voorburg - Een artikel op internet gevonden over Tracy Clark die een ruime tijd in huizen gewoond heeft en daar trainde. Ze heeft diverse open water evenementen gezwommen in die tijd en Het Kanaal. Deze Nieuw Zeelanse was de eerste inwoner van Nederland met een Ice Mile in 2015.

Putting aside a hardy wet-suit for a traditional costume, Thorpe St Andrew woman Tracy Clark has tackled some of the world’s most challenging open-water swims, a hobby-turned-career which has seen her raise £16,000 for various charities.

While it began four years ago as an ambitious dream to swim the English Channel, the 46-year-old is now hoping to become just the seventh person in the world to complete Ocean’s Seven, a formidable list of the seven most gruelling open-water challenges across the globe, of which three she has already ticked off.