East Fremantle: new design for the Rottnest Channel Swim 2019

Lana Stephens with her design at Cottesloe Beach.
Lana Stephens with her design at Cottesloe Beach.

AN EAST Fremantle resident has swum away with a win after creating the t-shirt design for the Rottnest Channel Swim 2019.

Lana Stephens, who is currently at University studying design, said she has been drawing and creating since primary school.

“Only recently I was confident enough to start studying design and pursuing it as a career,” she said.

“ I tried to put myself in the swimmer’s feet, I imagine there is a great deal of anticipation and excitement so I wanted to try and reflect this in the design.”

Although Miss Stephens has never competed in the swim she said she always supported the event.

“I love to be there for the start, sometimes even joining in the celebrations on the other side,” she said.

“ I have huge admiration for participants, and whilst I haven’t swum it myself, the way it brings the people of Perth and beyond together is inspiring and the buzz is infectious.”

Miss Stephens said she was shocked as this was the first design competition she had entered.

“I’m over the moon, it’s the biggest compliment and motivation,” she said.