It was Dr. Tom Hackett's first attempt at the 25 mile swim.
"I've been a lifelong swimmer and grew up in and around the ocean and it was just something that sort of evolved over the last couple of years," Dr. Hackett said.
Dr. Hackett did the swim without a wetsuit.
"The water is pretty cold. And there's actually a lot of rules and regulations revolving around that swim that's managed by The Channel Swimming Association. And so to be an "official" swim, you can't use any sort of thermal device or anything that adds buoyancy."
To hear more about Dr. Hackett's bucket list swim click on the attached video. He stopped by 9NEWS Thursday morning to share his story with anchor Gregg Moss.
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