Battling The Elements And Each Other From Robben Island

Battling The Elements And Each Other From Robben Island

Some of the world’s greatest open water swimmers are among the 400 entrants in the 7.5K Cadiz Freedom Swim from Robben Island, South Africa on May 7th and 8th.

With 13°C (55°F ) waters, strong currents and marine life, the Cadiz Freedom Swim also celebrates South Africa’s Freedom Day while raising funds for Vista Nova School for children with learning disabilities.

Cadiz CEO, Ram Barkai, a veteran extreme swimmer and founder of the International Ice Swimming Association, said, “Fifty development swimmers from the Cape Flats, supported by the Cadiz Open Water Swimming Development, are among the field. So is English Channel record holder Petar Stoychev who will compete against Australian sensation Trent Grimsey, Israel’s two-time open water champion Daniel Katzir, multiple-time Cadiz Freedom Swim winner Tyron Venter, South African Olympic silver medalist Terence Parkin and Barend Nortje, the fastest South African across the English Channel.”

With the foreign athletes invading the South African’s toughest turf, it is going to be a great battle against each other and the elements.

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