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Most people fly around the world, some board a ship, but Tammy van Wisse has done it the hard way by swimming 1 1/2 times round the world. Tammy Van Wisse is an Australian sporting icon and the owner of six world records in open water marathon swimming.
In the world of endurance sports, few athletes in the world can stand in the company of Australia's Tammy Van Wisse. From crossing the English Channel, twice, to traversing Loch Ness, navigating her way through Cook Strait in New Zealand, crossing Bass Strait, winning the Manhattan Island Marathon and swimming the Murray River, there are no boundaries for this champion.
As a human water quality monitor, Tammy uses her sporting prowess to highlight the plight of water quality and the issues of algal bloom, salinity and water conservation in an effort to improve understanding and action.
Tammy successfully combines a career of motivational speaking and running a swim school in Melbourne with being a mum and wife.
Winning Against the Odds,
To Motivate, Just add Water and Teamwork,
The Murray River - a swim of Environmental Endurance,