Alumni

Introducing... Tammy van Wisse

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Going the Distance - Seminar and Networking Evening

Tuesday 13 August 2013
6.30pm-8.45pm
Deakin on Timor - Deakin Warrnambool City Centre
165 Timor Street, Warrnambool Victoria
RSVP to
deakinalumni@deakin.edu.au (before 6 August)

Marathon swimming champion Tammy van Wisse has conquered some of the world's longest, deepest and coldest waterways, clocking up an astonishing 65,000 kilometres, which is equivalent to one and a half times around the planet.

The super fish currently holds six world records, has swum the English Channel twice (the success rate is only seven percent), is the only person to have swum Bass Strait and spent three and a half months submerged in the mighty Murray River - just to mention a few of her milestones.

Armed with the same energy and dedication as she puts into her incredible swimming career, Tammy brings a truly unique and inspiring presentation that entertains as it informs, and inspires as it motivates.

Tammy's story of inner strength, persistence, and learning to overcome insurmountable obstacles shows audiences that with a commitment to a goal, and belief in oneself, anything is possible.

Tammy is also passionate about the environment and water quality issues, sharing her unique experiences and the perspective of being a human water tester.

As a guest speaker in high demand, Tammy has spoken at over 800 events in recent years.

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9th July 2013