Tammy Van Wisse
Tammy Van Wisse started her formal swimming training at age 11. She progressed through her teens winning Victorian State Swimming and Victorian Royal Life Saving Titles. She won the Lorne Pier to Pub swim, in 1986, 1987 and 1989. Now known as a 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 Van Wisse 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 Van Wisse is also a passionate speaker on the environment and water quality issues, sharing her unique experience from the perspective of being a human water tester.
She has spoken at over 800 conferences and can tailor her presentations to suit any event from school functions to corporate conventions.