ANU Sports Star of the Year - Ben Freeman
Ben, a part-time Xact employee was named ANU’s 2018 sports star of the year for completing the prestigious Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. The Triple Crown, which is recognised as three of the hardest ocean swims in the world include; a solo crossing of the English Channel (34km). A solo crossing of the Catalina Channel in Los Angeles (33km) and a 46km circumnavigation of Manhattan Island in New York. Furthermore, in 2017 Ben won the Newport 2-mile Pier to Pier race in California against more than 300 other elite swimmers.
When asked what the award means to him, Ben said