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TAYLOR-SMITH, Shelley

Born: 03/08/1961

Special Achievements:

1990 - The first West Australian to cross the English Channel solo.

1991 - Won gold medal in open distance 25km event at the FINA World Aquatics Championships, Perth, WA.

1994 - Won bronze medal in open distance 25km event at the FINA World Aquatics Championships, Rome, Italy.

1995 - Won New York City Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, swimming 48km in 5hrs 45min 25sec.

Additional Information:

1988-1994 - Consecutive world long distance/open water swimmer of the year

1989 - Won West Australian of the Year Award

1991 - Australian long distance/open water swimmer of the year

1991 - Won West Australian of the Year Award

1991 - Won Australian Female Athlete of the Year Award

1991 - Received key to the City of Perth

1993 - Australian long distance/open water swimmer of the year

1997 -  Australian long distance/open water swimmer of the year

1997 - Won gold medal at Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Japan in the 25km marathon category.

1997 - West Australian public transport organisation, Transperth, names ferry, MV Shelley Taylor-Smith, after Shelley Taylor-Smith.

1997 - Triple crossing relay of English Channel. 

2010-2012 - Committee member for Swimming WA's Open Water Swimming Committee

2011-present - Board member for Swan River Trust



Resources

  • Image - Transperth Ferry Shelly Taylor-Smith.

    Transperth Ferry Shelly Taylor-Smith at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, Western Australia

    Wikimedia Commons, File:E37 Elizabeth Quay (1Feb2016) 59.JPG