The honour board is laid out in 2 sections. The first section includes all the swimmers who have crossed under our guidance and each of them has a unique “Ripper number”. We have also compiled a list that includes all swimmers who have crossed before we commenced our project and some who crossed without our guidance during the lifetime of our project. Please scroll down for the full alphabetical list which we believe is accurate as of April 22, 2019. (460 swimmers in total)
The first man to ever swim “The Rip” was Douglas Mew. He swam in the winter of 1971.
Season 1 Rip Swimmers 2014/2015
All swimmers swam without wetsuits. 82 - 119 took part in our first race.
Seasons 2, 3 & 4. 2015 -2018
SEASON 4 FEB 3 2018 - LARGEST CROSSING
SEASON 5 2018/2019
This is a list of all the swimmers who have crossed The Rip” since the Pioneer Doug Mew crossed in 1971. The grand total stands at 463.
Ted Baillieu’s great Grandfather swam “The Rip” in the 1850’s after jumping ship. Ted followed in his steps.
Congratulations to all swimmers and to those who have done multiple crossings.