Coach Casey Wilcock, from Victoria, Australia completed her first Alcatraz swim in only 36 minutes, challenging a 4.0 knots ebb. Casey grew up swimming and is presently an active swimmer training at elite level 10-15 hours a week, plus competitions.
Casey has been swimming at an elite level since 1997, and made State Finals for both her school, and club in 1997 and 1998. She stopped racing in 1999, but in 2002 got back in the pool, this time to teach. Casey taught a range of students as an Auswim instructor, from infants to school groups, adults to special needs. In 2004 she received her bronze coaching license, and coached a junior squad. It was around this time that Casey received her Open Water Diving qualification, and this hobby would take up her attention and time in the water, for the next 4 years. Casey went SCUBA diving across the South Pacific, Asia, and Africa, and of course Australia. Due to inner ear injuries, Casey hung up her SCUBA gear and got back into the pool, and began competing again, but in Open Water this time. Casey has swam in events around the Bellarine peninsula (Victoria) over the past 2 years, including the Danger 1000, Pier to Pub, Queenscliffe Blue Water Challenge, and Great Ocean Festival of Apollo Bay. .
In 2010, Casey travelled to San Francisco, to complete her first Alcatraz crossing, and completed this 1.5 mile swim in 36 minutes. We are proud to have her on our team.