Ryan Stramrood

ryan stramrood

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Ryan Stramrood achieved his Century Swim of the Robben Island in South Africa, completing 114 crossings at a 100% success rate on 7.4 km stretch of water between Robben Island and Cape Town.

About

Ryan Stramrood achieved his 114th crossing from the Robben Island to Cape Town, cold 7.4 km stretch of water. The 5-time Ice Mile swimmer with extreme swims in Patagonia, Russia and Antarctica including the first Ice Mile in -1Β°C water in the Southern Ocean is a motivational storyteller, writer and speaker.

Why it was nominated

For delivering inspirational messages with a powerful force of personality and through articles based on mind-boggling extreme swims, for crossing the Robben Island channel 114 times, and for being a versatile, hardened teammate, relay member, second, and solo swimmer.

Country

South Africa

Swimmer

Ryan Stramrood

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  • Kerry Kopke

    Kerry Kopke

    01/10/2021

    Ryan is a big inspiration to many in the Cape open water swimming community. We wish him best of luck!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Thank you Kerry πŸ™‚

      • 01/17/2021

        ❀️❀️❀️

  • Toni

    Toni

    01/10/2021

    Well done sonny, got my vote budy

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      So appreciated Toni!

  • Monene Murray

    Monene Murray

    01/10/2021

    So glad your amazing achievements receives the recognition it deserves!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Much appreciated Monene – your support is always amazing x

  • Jean

    Jean

    01/10/2021

    Dedicated swimmer, inspirational speaker and all round genuine nice guy!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Thanks so much Jean, I sincerely appreciate that πŸ™‚

  • Yael

    Yael

    01/10/2021

    Awesome to see and so well deserved . Definitely got my vote Ryan

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Very much appreciated Yael, thank you x

  • 01/10/2021

    One of the most humble swimmers I’ve met.

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Cant see who you are sadly, but hugely appreciated πŸ™‚

  • Andrew

    Andrew

    01/10/2021

    Well deserved Ryan, many more crossings in you and happy adventures

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Thank you Andrew, sincerely appreciated

  • Jon

    Jon

    01/10/2021

    Well done Ryan I tried voting for myself but for some reason my name was not there so gave u my vote. U are an inspiration mate

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      When your name appears one day Jon, you’ll get my vote in return :). Thanks so much

  • Howard Warrington

    Howard Warrington

    01/10/2021

    Well done Ryan. You definitely have my vote ?

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Thank you Howard, I really appreciate that

  • Ria

    Ria

    01/10/2021

    Well done for making use of your talents to become some inspiration and rolmodel for others.

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Thank you Ria, very kind words. Much appreciated.

  • Tamsin Labuschagne

    Tamsin Labuschagne

    01/10/2021

    Hands down… got my vote!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Hi Tamsin, that’s amazing, thank you so much x

  • Dean Dicks

    Dean Dicks

    01/11/2021

    Great achievement for an amazing guy.

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/11/2021

      Thank you Dean, kind words which are very sincerely appreciated

  • Simon Borchert

    Simon Borchert

    01/11/2021

    Congrats on the nomination – you are an epic ambassador for swimming, South Africa and all who relate to your powerful message. Good luck! Voted.

    • 01/19/2021

      Thanks a ton Si – really appreciate your words

  • Walter

    Walter

    01/11/2021

    So having a few pints at Forries hasn’t held you back Ryan! Good stuff and well deserved nomination

    • 01/19/2021

      Haha, no way, that’s my fuel. Thx so much

  • Hans

    Hans

    01/19/2021

    Cold water, cold Castle, a warm human being. How could I not vote for you?

  • 01/21/2021

    Wim
    Wish you all the best Rayn & you are a insparasion to many people ?

  • Wim

    Wim

    01/21/2021

    Wish you all the best & you are such an inspiration to many people for swimming in open waters ?‍♂️?

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Thank you Wim, really appreciate that!

  • Vivienne

    Vivienne

    01/21/2021

    Amazing achievement Ryan ??And you Hot to boot ???

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Haha, too kind Vivienne πŸ™‚

  • Gemma

    Gemma

    01/21/2021

    Congratulations on the nomination! Well deserved. Good luck…from me and my Ridgie, Juno, bred by the best on the banks of the Breede ?

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Oh wow, thank you Gemma and give Juno a big hug. My mom have love this x

  • Nicky Isaacs

    Nicky Isaacs

    01/25/2021

    Done! ?? Jess and I are so proud of you! Good luck Ry x

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Thanks Nic and Jess, little family xxxx

  • 01/25/2021

    ?what awesome affirmation of your contribution to growing this sport!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Thank you very much, kind words for me πŸ™‚

  • Jo

    Jo

    01/26/2021

    You have my vote!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Yay! Thank you

  • 01/26/2021

    voting yes

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Sandeep Seeth

    Sandeep Seeth

    01/26/2021

    All the Best Ryan. Vote successfully cast

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Very kind Sandeep, thank you very much!

  • Werner Ackermann

    Werner Ackermann

    01/26/2021

    Incredible achievement Ryan. Vote is in!!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Lekker Werner, dankie, see you in the pool!!

  • Bambine

    Bambine

    01/26/2021

    Vote is in. You’re such an inspiration!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      SO appreciate that Bambine x

  • Keith Abrahams

    Keith Abrahams

    01/26/2021

    Hi Ryan I swam the crossing at 52 raised a R100 thousand with the late Theo Yacht in 2010 …you amazing you got my vote my brother. .you deserve the accolade !!
    You got my vote !!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Wow that’s awesome and congrats to you! Theo is missed very much. Appreciate the vote and message Keith

  • Amy Cardy

    Amy Cardy

    01/26/2021

    Voted!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      A vote all the way from NZ πŸ™‚ Thank you sooo much Amy

  • Megan

    Megan

    01/26/2021

    Such an inspiration!! Best of luck! And to many more swims!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Many more indeed πŸ™‚ Super thanks Megan

  • Megan

    Megan

    01/26/2021

    Such an inspiration!! Best of luck! And to many more swims

    • C Boettger

      C Boettger

      01/26/2021

      What a legend !! An awsome role model and here is to many more safe crossings!!?

      • Ryan Stramrood

        Ryan Stramrood

        01/28/2021

        My man!! Thank you brother

  • David Milne

    David Milne

    01/27/2021

    Good luck Ryan from all of us the Charles Glass Society. You continue to amaze us with your achievments.

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Awesome, so appreciated David and CGS crew

  • AUBREY FABA

    AUBREY FABA

    01/27/2021

    WELL DONE RYAN!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      01/28/2021

      Thank you Aubrey, much appreciated ?

  • 01/29/2021

    Done! Good luck Ryan!

  • Nick Durrant

    Nick Durrant

    01/29/2021

    Done! Good luck Ryan!