Bull Creek Paralympian Jeremy McClure could target triple Rottnest crossing this year

Bull Creek swimmer Jeremy McClure says he has not ruled out another crack at a triple Rottnest crossing.
Bull Creek swimmer Jeremy McClure says he has not ruled out another crack at a triple Rottnest crossing.

BULL CREEK swimmer Jeremy McClure says he has not ruled out another crack at a triple Rottnest crossing.

The four-time Paralympian completed two of three legs during a December attempt before unfavourable conditions and fading bodies forced an end to the challenge.

“The currents were really strong and meant I was losing some of my support crew to sickness and fatigue,” he said.

McClure said there were also concerns hypothermia could set in, with his temperature dropping during the second leg.

In the end it was considered too unsafe for him and his support team to make it back to Cottesloe.

Despite not joining Ceinwen Roberts and Rohan Hollick on the list of people to complete the 60km challenge, he remain undeterred.

“For the moment I’m back into sprint swimming and looking to make the Para Pan Pacific team,” he said.

“But I’m passionate about open water swimming so maybe early next year when conditions are typically better (I will try again).”

The 30-year-old used the challenge to raise money for Variety WA, a charity that offered him a grant when he lost his eyesight at 15 years of age.

His wife’s aunt, Julie Nelson, was also heavily involved with the charity prior to her death last year.

The swim helped raise more than $6,400 for Variety WA, more than double what McClure had targeted.

The donation page is likely to remain open until next week.

Visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/jeremy-s-blind-rottnest-triple-crossing.

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