Luane Rowe

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Luane Rowe, world-class ocean swimmer
Luane Rowe on packaging of FINIS product
Rowe is an Australian world-class open water swimmer who has won numerous races throughout Australia and the United States and is an industrial designer with FINIS. She is also an English Channel swimmer who completed a duo relay with Shelley Clark on August 12th, 2011.

She has won the 2K Division at the Cole Classic at Shelly Beach, Australia, the 1K and 2K races at the Bondi Classic Ocean Swim, also in Australia. She has also won the Waikiki Roughwater Swim and several other races including the 20th annual Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands, the Statue of Liberty Swim in New York City, and the Tiki Swim in Oceanside, California during 2012, as well as the 5 km swim in the 2013 Swim Miami event in Miami, Florida.

With a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of New South Wales in Australia in 2011, she was recruited by FINIS in northern California where she joins the leading new product development team of aquatic training equipment. Despite her busy work schedule, she still finds time to compete in and win open water swimming competitions.



"I don’t think I ever thought I was good at swimming but I enjoyed it and because of that dedicated a lot of time to it."

Rowe said her ultimate goal was to compete in either the 10K marathon swim or the 800m freestyle event at the 2012 London Olympics. "It¹s every swimmer’s dream to go to the Olympics but at the same time I’ve got to get into the real world and get a job. What will happen will happen. Swimming will always be part of my life."

Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Rowe has won the Waikiki Roughwater Swim three consecutive years. "It's hard not to get distracted by the fish and the turtles when you're swimming, it's gorgeous. It's getting more and more competitive as people hear about this great swim. I know that next year some of the American Olympic swimmers are coming. It's going to get a lot more popular and the level of competition is going to rise. It's going to get tougher and tougher."

California Coastal Swim

Rowe will participate in the Night Train Swimmers's attempt to set the world record for the longest non-stop ocean relay swim in history. The Night Train Swimmers will attempt a 228-mile (367 km) swim down the California coast from Point Conception to Coronado in August 2013. Under the direction of captain Vito Bialla, Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Zach Jirkovsky, Luane Rowe, Blair Cannon, and Grace van der Byl will rotate in one-hour swim legs.

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