Paul Newsome is an open water swimmer
from Australia who successfully completed the English Channel
on 9 September 2011 in 12 hours 14 minutes and has completed the Rottnest Channel Swim
4 times as well as won the 2013 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
. He is the founder and Head Coach of Swim Smooth
who also writes “Swim Plus” for H2Open Magazine
His life in competitive swimming started at the age of 7 in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. He joined the UK's World Class Potential program at Bath University whilst studying for his Sports Science Degree and became a British Universities Triathlon Champion and came 11th at the World Student Games.