Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 5. 1969.
Dave Wright, a 21-year-old Arts student who has finished third in the Hawke's Bay-Poverty Bay Centre long distance race and fourth in the Kapiti Island and return event, recently attempted to swim around Wellington Harbour.
The swim started from Seatoun wharf and was then to go to Eastbourne wharf, Somes Island and back to the floating dock, a distance of some 14 miles which it was hoped to cover in about seven and-a-half hours.
This was to be in preparation for an assault on Cook Strait.
However, owing to the choppy conditions, Dave was forced to pull out of his harbour training swim at Eastbourne wharf.
This probably means that he will not attempt the Cook Strait swim, for which he had logged up some 900 miles in training, until next summer.