Andy Donaldson is a 31-year-old pool and open water swimmer from Scotland currently living in Perth, Western Australia.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- On 7 March 2023, he set the solo one-way crossing record across the 23 km Cook Strait from South Island to North Island in New Zealand in 4 hours 33 minutes 50 seconds with crew members Jacqueline McClelland, Jackson Kibbelwhite, Sarah Harrow, and NZOWSA observer Jackson Arlidge, swimming at a 1:10 per 100 meter pace in the 14-15°C water, escorted by Grant Orchard of Katabatic Charters. He broke the record of Casey Glover in 4 hours 37 minutes set in 2008.
- He won the 2021 Rottnest Channel Swim in 4 hours 4 minutes 30 seconds.
- He won the 19.7 Port to Pub Ultra Marathon in Australia.
- He won the Palm Beach to Shelly Beach Swim in Australia in 6 hours 5 minutes in 2022.
- He is aiming to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming Australia and the Oceans Seven.
- On 25 March 2022, he completed the 34 km Derwent River Big Swim in Hobart, Tasmania in a new record time of 5 hours 35 minutes 21 seconds, piloted by Val Kalmikovs and observed by Doug Hughson. The previous record was held by Brianna Thompson in 6 hours 40 minutes.
- On 8 August 2022, he completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 8 hours 0 minutes.
- On 19 September 2022, he completed a 35 km crossing of the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland in 9 hours 13 minutes 57.07 seconds.
- Andy Donaldson Sets Cook Strait Record In 4 Hours 33 Minutes
- New Zealand Open Water Swimming Association - Facebook page
- Open Water Swimming
- 35 Go For 34 – in the Derwent River Big Swim
- 10 Top Men on a Hot Streak in Open Water Swimming – October 2022
- Andy Donaldson Completes a Fast Crossing of the North Channel
- Andy Donaldson Crosses English Channel in 8 Hours, First Leg of His Oceans Seven Challenge
- Aussies Down Under Head To The Northern Hemisphere
- World Open Water Swimming Association