Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Summary of 2012!

Hi Friends,

I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and New Year!

I should have really done this blog a couple of days ago but I guess late is better than never. I just wanted to thank everyone for all the support I was given in 2012. Looking back I couldn’t have imagined it would have been as successful as it was. Starting 2012 I had two goals: to win the Grand Prix Series and to break the English Channel record. I was lucky enough to have achieved both those goals and much more. Below I have my full race schedule and results from 2012:

King of the Sea 4km (Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro) – Gold

King of the Sea Sprint Race (Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro) – 1st

State New Zealand Harbor Crossing (Auckland, New Zealand) - 1st

State New Zealand Piahia Classic (Piahai, New Zealand) – 1st

Noosa Eyeline 1000 Ocean Swim (Sunshine Coast) - 2nd

Burleigh Ocean Swim 2km (Gold Coast) - 1st

Burleigh Ocean Swim 1km (Gold Coast) - 1st

Queensland Swimming Open Water 10km Championships (Kawana) - 1st

Queensland Swimming Open Water 5km Championships (Kawana) - 1st

Great Australian Coolooangatta Swim 2.2km (Coolooangatta) - 2nd

Brisbane Swimming Open Water 10km Championships (Kawana)- 1st

English Channel - NEW WORLD RECORD - 6 hours 55 minutes

BCT Gydnia 18km (Gydnia, Poland) - SILVER

2012 FINA Grand Prix Champion

Lake Ohrid (30km) Grand Prix (Ohrid, Macedonia) - SILVER

Lac Megantic (10km) World Cup (Megantic,Canada) - 4th

Lac Magog (34km) Grand Prix (Magog, Canada) - Gold

Lac Magog 2km Sprint (Magog, Canada) - 1st

Lac Saint-Jean (32km) Grand Prix (Roberval, Canada) - GOLD

 Trans Tahoe Relay 18km (Lake Tahoe, California) - 1st

Capri-Napoli (36km) Grand Prix (Naples - Italy) - GOLD + NEW WORLD RECORD -6.29.03

Oceania Championships 10km Open Water (Noumea, New Caledonia) - GOLD

Oceania Championships 400m (Noumea, New Caledonia) - SILVER

Oceania Championships 1500m (Noumea, New Caledonia) - SILVER

Oceania Championships 5km Open Water (Noumea, New Caledonia) - SILVER

Noosa Blue Ocean Swim (Sunshine Coast) - 1st

Australian Surf Life Saving Nationals - Taplin Relay (Gold Coast) - 1st

Mt. Maunganui Sand to Surf Ocean Swim (Mt.Maunganui, New Zealand) - 1st

Mooloolaba Eyeline 1000 Ocean Swim (Sunshine Coast) - 1st

Australian Nationals 5km (Perth) - SILVER

Hernandarias - Parana (5km) Grand Prix (Parana, Argentina) - GOLD

Hernandarias - Parana Sprint (Parana, Argentina) - 1st

Santa Fe - Coronda (57km) Grand Prix (Santa Fe, Argentina) - 5th

Santa Fe - Coronda Sprint (Santa Fe, Argentina) - 2nd

New Zealand Open Water Nationals 10km (Taupo, New Zealand) - 1st

Dicky Beach Ocean Swim (Sunshine Coast) - 1st

A shout out to all my sponsors that helped me in 2012: Strathpine Physio and SportsCare, Finis, The College of Health and Fitness, PreMax, Belgravia Leisure and 1Vigor.

In 2013, my goal is to win a gold medal at World Championships. I honestly believe I have the best team around me to make it happen. Thanks again for all your support. I have a good feeling about 2013!


Trent Grimsey

English Channel Record Holder
2012 Grand Prix Champion
2012 King of the Sea