We are an active bunch here at Engenium. Recently, three colleagues from the Perth office braved the open seas of the Indian Ocean for the annual Port to Pub Swim - which sees teams swim across the Rottnest Channel from Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island in Western Australia.
Lead Structural Engineer, Marcus Martin (5th from the left) and Mathew Lloyd (3rd from the right) our Lead Structural Designer were part of a team of six who swam almost 20 kilometres. Engenium’s Project Manager, Greg MacDonald, assisted the team by skippering the support boat.
The swim was in support of the Fremantle Foundation and its work supporting groups in need in the Fremantle area and surrounds. It addresses issues such as poverty, health and wellbeing, education and strengthening communities.
The team did exceptionally well, managing to complete the swim in 7 hours and 28 minutes, despite the last 4 kilometres being spent battling through rising swells that really tested their endurance.
This year marked the 60th Anniversary of the first ever crossings of the Rottnest Channel.