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The Cook Strait is the body of water separating the  North and South Islands of New Zealand.  To date, only 91 successful crossings have been made by 81 individuals from 10 countries.

SUCCESSFUL SINGLE CROSSINGS OF COOK STRAIT  IN ORDER OF COMPLETION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swim

Name

Age

DOB

Sex

Country

Date of Swim

Time

Direction

1

Devonport Barry

27

 

M

NZ

20 Nov 1962

11hrs 20mins

N-S

2

Hancox Keith

25

 

M

NZ

7 Feb 1964

9hrs 34mins

N-S

3

Cameron Perry

30

 

M

NZ

12 Jan 1972

9hrs 36mins

S-N

4

Cox Lynne

18

 

F

USA

4 Feb 1975

12hrs 07mins

N-S

5

Coutts John

20

 

M

NZ

13 Feb 1977

9hrs 25mins

N-S

6

McKenzie Meda

15

 

F

NZ

03 Feb 1978

12hrs 7mins

N-S

7

McKenzie Meda

15

 

F

NZ

17 Feb 1978

11hrs 23mins

S-N

8

Coutts John

21

 

M

NZ

18 Feb 1978

6hrs 46mins

S-N

9

Hurdley Chris

30

 

M

NZ

24 Dec 1978

9hrs 4mins

N-S

10

Christie Alan

28

 

M

NZ

24 Dec 1978

9hrs 5mins

N-S

11

Benson Pat

22

 

M

NZ

24 Feb 1979

10hrs 18mins

N-S

12

Rush Philip

16

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

24 Feb 1980

8hrs 56mins

N-S

13

El-Meseery Mohammad

21

 

M

Egypt

24 Feb 1980

9hrs 12mins

N-S

14

Smidt Rhonda

17

 

F

NZ

10 Mar 1980

8hrs 56mins

S-N

15

Shields Belinda

18

 

F

NZ

24 Mar 1980

8hrs 32mins

S-N

16

Wordsworth Carolyn

17

 

F

NZ

08 Apr 1980

7hrs 15mins

S-N

17

Koorey John

37

 

M

Australia

01 Feb 1981

5hrs 37mins

S-N

18

Carr Kristine

21

 

F

NZ

14 Feb 1981

7hrs 54mins

S-N

19

Quinlivan Michael

20

 

M

NZ

28 Feb 1981

7hrs 58mins

N-S

20

Horner Elizabeth

15

 

F

NZ

14 Mar 1981

7hrs 22mins

S-N

21

Horner Elizabeth

15

 

F

NZ

10 May 1981

11hrs 33mins

N-S

22

Vincent Alan

31

 

M

NZ

30 Mar 1981

8hrs 21mins

N-S

23

McLay Sheryl

21

27 Aug 1960

F

NZ

17 Jan 1982

6hrs 59mins

S-N

24

Bisley Karen

16

 

F

NZ

14 Feb 1982

6hrs 46mins

S-N

25

Jack Wayne

14

 

M

NZ

21 Feb 1982

10hrs 2mins

N-S

26

Rush Philip

20

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

13 Mar 1984

7hrs 51mins

N-S

27

Rush Philip

20

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

13 Mar 1984

8hrs 25mins

S-N

28

Blewett Sandra

34

 

F

NZ

26 Mar 1984

13hrs 30mins

N-S

29

McKenzie Meda

21

 

F

NZ

26 Mar 1984

11hrs 27mins

N-S

30

McKenzie Meda

21

 

F

NZ

26 Mar 1984

11hrs 39mins

S-N

31

Barry Scott

18

 

M

NZ

29 Mar 1985

7hrs 51mins

S-N

32

Bisley Karen

19

 

F

NZ

29 Mar 1985

11hrs 11mins

N-S

33

Bouzaid Donna

22

 

F

NZ

01 May 1985

8hrs 15mins

N-S

34

Anderson Denise

21

 

F

NZ

20 Jan 1986

5hrs 4mins

S-N

35

Koorey John

42

 

M

Australia

18 Feb 1986

6hrs 59mins

N-S

36

Barrett Helen

16

 

F

NZ

30 Mar 1986

6hrs 34mins

S-N

37

Greenslade Ingrid

15

 

F

NZ

25 Feb 1987

7hrs 18mins

N-S

38

Reid Jeffrey

14

 

M

NZ

23 Mar 1987

7hrs 10mins

S-N

39

Rush Philip

23

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

23 Mar 1987

8hrs 27mins

S-N

40

Rush Philip

24

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

9 Feb 1988

9hrs 5mins

S-N

41

Rush Philip

24

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

9 Feb 1988

9hrs 32mins

N-S

42

Davey Richard

25

 

M

England

12 Feb 1988

7hrs 17mins

S-N

43

Doig Karena

15

 

F

NZ

18 Feb 1989

8hrs 31mins

S-N

44

Willianson Myra

19

 

F

NZ

5 Feb 1994

8hrs 1mins

N-S

45

Shenov Taranath N

25

 

M

India

25 Mar 1996

7hrs 46mins

S-N

46

Kane Jo

40

 

F

NZ

26 Mar 1996

10hrs 52mins

N-S

47

Repale Rupali Romdas

16

 

F

India

9 Mar 1998

19hrs 44mins

S-N

48

Pearson Thomas

42

 

M

NZ

8 Feb 1999

6hrs 50mins

S-N

49

Van Wisse Tammy

30

 

F

Australia

10 Mar 1999

6hrs 49mins

N-S

50

Moss Grainne

31

 

F

Ireland

6 Mar 2001

12hrs 25mins

N-S

51

Johns Kate

14

11 Oct 1986

F

NZ

16 Mar 2001

7hrs 6mins

N-S

52

Merrill Yvonne

39

9 Jan 1962

F

Australia

17 Mar 2001

11hrs 5mins

N-S

53

Bula Chowdhury Chukraboty

31

 

F

India

25 Mar 2003

9hrs 4mins

N-S

54

Gray Jeremy

21

12 Aug 1981

M

NZ

11 Apr 2003

7hrs 25mins

N-S

55

Yudovin David

52

20 Jul 1951

M

USA

16 Jan 2004

9hrs 38mins

N-S

56

Pittar James

 

 

M

Australia

5 Mar 2004

8hrs 31mins

S-N

57

Hains Chris

 

 

M

NZ

15 Mar 2004

7hrs 24mins

S-N

58

Gatfield John

Photos

13

15 Jun 1990

M

NZ

25 Mar 2004

8hrs 8mins

S-N

59

Raut Aditya

11

20 Aug 1993

M

India

20 Feb 2005

9hrs 9mins

N-S

60

Sibtsen Cara

17

19 Jan 1988

F

NZ

4 Mar 2005

5hrs 48mins

S-N

61

Hockings Tania

17

24 Jul 1987

F

NZ

4 Mar 2005

5hrs 48mins

S-N

62

Binney Robert
Photos

43

4 May 1962

M

NZ

10 Feb 2006

7hrs 11mins

N-S

63

Palfrey Penny
Photos

43

27 Jul 1962

F

Australia

5 Apr 2006

8hrs 26mins

S-N

64

Coleman Scott

52

29 Jun 1954

M

USA

8 Feb 2007

10hrs 27.32mins

N-S

65

Zhang Jei

19

10 Jul 1987

F

China

25 Feb 2007

8hrs 3mins

S-N

66

Kennedy Dan
Photos

45

29 Sep 1961

M

NZ

10 Mar 2007

11hrs

S-N

67

Wolzak Hana

46

6 Nov 1960

F

NZ

9 Apr 2007

8hrs 44mins

S-N

68

Bennington Stephanie

13

3 Nov 1993

F

NZ

22 Apr 2007

8hrs 10.35mins

N-S

69

Nelson Forrest
Photos

42

23 Jul 1965

M

USA

31 Jan 2008

11hrs 56mins

N-S

70

Glover Casey
Photos

21

26 Aug 1986

M

NZ

13 Apr 2008

4hrs 37mins

N-S

71

Freeland Susan

43

19 Aug 1964

F

NZ

14 Apr 2008

11hrs 9mins

N-S

72

Rowan Andrew

30

29 Aug 1978

M

NZ

18 Feb 2009

7hrs 29mins 8secs

N-S

73

Dickson Pam

55

14 Mar 1954

F

NZ

20 Mar 2009

9hrs 23mins 10secs

N-S

74

Cook Peter

39

27 Dec 1969

M

NZ

3 Apr 2009

8hrs 52mins 35secs

N-S

75

Macy Michelle
Photos

32

8 Apr 1977

F

USA

8 Mar 2010

8hrs 2mins

N-S

76

Junk Stephen
Photos

49

22 Sep 1960

M

Australia

8 Mar 2010

8hrs 8mins

N-S

77

Morris Emily
Photos

27

22 Mar 1982

F

England

9 Mar 2010

9hrs 58mins

N-S

78

O'Fee Andrea

23

17 Feb 1988

F

NZ

24 Feb 2011

7hrs 8mins

N-S

79

Christian Jongeneel Anderica Pieter

36

11 Apr 1974

M

Spain

29 Feb 2011

8hrs 49mins

N-S

80

Aitken Emma

23

25 Mar 1988

F

NZ

12 Apr 2011

9hrs 31mins

N-S

81

Hecker Tom

60

11 Dec 1951

M

USA

17 Jan 2012

10hrs 36mins

S-N

82

Redmond Stephen

46

1 Aug 1965

M

Ireland

17 Feb 2012

12hrs 19mins

S-N

83

Chambers Kimberley

33

12 Jun 1977

F

NZ

5 Mar 2012

8hrs 26mins

S-N

84

Coombe Jason

42

5 Sep 1970

M

NZ

18 Feb 2013

10hrs 32mins

N-S

85

Krynen Mark

53

1 Sep 1959

M

NZ

19 Feb 2013

12hrs 32mins

N-S

86

Miller Darren

29

13 Apr 1983

M

USA

21 Mar 2013

10hrs 42mins

N-S

87

Lenning Craig

32

14 May 1979

M

USA

21 Mar 2013

10hrs 52mins

N-S

88

Nordin Anna-Carin

43

12 Mar 1970

F

Sweden

8 Apr 2013

8hrs 18mins

S-N

89

Abel Dan

37

22 Oct 1975

M

NZ

22 Mar 2013

6hrs 15mins

S-N

90

Wrenn Phillipa

26

5 Sep 1987

F

NZ

10 Dec 2013

8hrs 42mins

S-N

91

Olliver Simon
Photos

48

8 May 1964

M

NZ

11 Mar 2014

8hrs 36mins

N-S




SUCCESSFUL DOUBLE CROSSINGS OF COOK STRAIT  IN ORDER OF COMPLETION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Age

DOB

Sex

County

Date of Swim

Time

Direction

Rush Philip

20

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

13 Mar 1984

16hrs 16mins

N-S-N

McKenzie Meda

21

 

F

NZ

26 Mar 1984

23hrs 6mins

N-S-N

Rush Philip

24

6 Nov 1963

M

NZ

9 Feb 1988

18hrs 37mins

S-N-S

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECORDS HELD

Record

Recordholder

Country

Date

Time

First Male:

Barry Devonport

NZ

20 Nov 1963

11hrs 20mins

First Female: 

Lynne Cox

USA

4 Feb 1975

12hrs 07mins

First Male Double Crossing: 

Philip Rush

NZ

13 Mar 1984

16hrs 16mins

First Female Double Crossing:

Meda McKenzie

NZ

26 Mar 1984

23hrs 6mins

Fastest Single Crossing:

Casey Glover

NZ

13 Apr 2008

4hrs 37mins

Fastest Double Crossing: 

Philip Rush

NZ

13 Mar 1984

16hrs 16mins

Fastest Crossing North - South:

Casey Glover

NZ

13 Apr 2008

4hrs 37mins

Fastest Crossing South - North:

Denise Anderson

NZ

20 Jan 1986

5hrs 4mins

Oldest Female Crossing:

Pam Dickson - Aged 55

NZ

20 Mar 2009

9hrs 23.10mins

Oldest Male Crossing:

Tom Hecker - Aged 60

USA

17 Jan 2012

10hrs 36mins

Youngest Female Crossing:

Stephanie Bennington - Aged 13

NZ

22 Apr 2007

8hrs 10.35mins

Youngest Male Crossing:

Aditya Raut - Aged 11

INDIA

20 Feb 2005

9hrs 9mins