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 -1°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

    January 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

      January 11, 2021

      Thank you Kerry 🙂

      • January 17, 2021

        ❤️❤️❤️

  • Toni

    Toni

    January 10, 2021

    Well done sonny, got my vote budy

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      So appreciated Toni!

  • Monene Murray

    Monene Murray

    January 10, 2021

    So glad your amazing achievements receives the recognition it deserves!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Much appreciated Monene – your support is always amazing x

  • Jean

    Jean

    January 10, 2021

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

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Thanks so much Jean, I sincerely appreciate that 🙂

  • Yael

    Yael

    January 10, 2021

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

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Very much appreciated Yael, thank you x

  • January 10, 2021

    One of the most humble swimmers I’ve met.

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Cant see who you are sadly, but hugely appreciated 🙂

  • Andrew

    Andrew

    January 10, 2021

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

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Thank you Andrew, sincerely appreciated

  • Jon

    Jon

    January 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

      January 11, 2021

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

  • Howard Warrington

    Howard Warrington

    January 10, 2021

    Well done Ryan. You definitely have my vote ?

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Thank you Howard, I really appreciate that

  • Ria

    Ria

    January 10, 2021

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

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Thank you Ria, very kind words. Much appreciated.

  • Tamsin Labuschagne

    Tamsin Labuschagne

    January 10, 2021

    Hands down… got my vote!

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

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

  • Dean Dicks

    Dean Dicks

    January 11, 2021

    Great achievement for an amazing guy.

    • Ryan Stramrood

      Ryan Stramrood

      January 11, 2021

      Thank you Dean, kind words which are very sincerely appreciated

  • Simon Borchert

    Simon Borchert

    January 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.

    • January 19, 2021

      Thanks a ton Si – really appreciate your words

  • Walter

    Walter

    January 11, 2021

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

    • January 19, 2021

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

  • Hans

    Hans

    January 19, 2021

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

  • January 21, 2021

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

  • Wim

    Wim

    January 21, 2021

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

  • Vivienne

    Vivienne

    January 21, 2021

    Amazing achievement Ryan 👏👏And you Hot to boot 😆😊😂

  • Gemma

    Gemma

    January 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 😉

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