Ralph McManis


What made you sign up for your first open water swim?

Thought it would be good to swim to Rottnest with a few mates (early 80’s)

Favourite swimming memory?

Sydney 2000 Olympics

What are you looking forward to in the upcoming season?

Finishing most events

Do you swim by yourself or with others?

In squads both at pool and in ocean

What’s your favourite hobby outside of swimming?


What do you do to relax?  

Music and reading

What’s been your biggest challenge with open water? 

Trying to hold times as you get older!

What are your goals with open water? 

Complete as many as I can between now and Rotto next Feb

How do you prepare for open water swims? 

Stay healthy and do the K’s

Where is you dream swimming destination?