Tag: Jean Craven

Swimming Around Africa

Swimming Around Africa Courtesy of OpenWater Africa, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Following in the wake of Lewis Pugh (9 hours 52 minutes in 1992, Dr. Otto Thaning (10 hours 5 minutes in 1992), Abigail Brown (9 hours 45 minutes in 2010), Milko van Gool (8 hours 46 minutes in 2013), Kaitlin Harthoorn (9 hours 17 minutes in 2013), Jean

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Madswimmer, Always Swimming For A Cause

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. South African Madswimmers Jean Craven and Neil Macaskill will participate in the Pan-American Colibrí Swim, a 10 km cross-border swim from California to Tijuana, Mexico on May 5th. "The swim is a global initiative, bringing together 12 swimmers from South Africa, USA, Mexico, New Zealand and Israel, to

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Where Were The Madswimmers In 2016?

Courtesy of Jean Craven, Madswimmer, Planet Earth. Where was Madswimmer in 2016? Madswimmer was all over the globe: doing good, raising money, swimming far, adventuring courageously. "What an incredible year this has been for the Madswimmer team – completing a total of six big swims and raising over R2million (US$142,281) for local charities. This is

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Start To Clear Your Mind

Photo credit: Giorgio Scala of Deepbluemedia. At the point when an open water swimmer's toes are at the edge of a starting platform or edge of a shoreline, their mind starts to clear. "Now it starts." "I'm ready." "This is what I have been training for." The excitement and anticipation is heightened to a level of intense clarity. Most times. Many

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The Big Swim At 5,909m Is Tomorrow

Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg about the Madswimmers' The Big Swim on Mt Tres Cruces in Argentina. This is it. It has been a long journey from South Africa to the Mt Tres Cruces in Argentina. But the high-altitude swimmers Jean Craven, Milton Brest, Evan Feldman, Chris Marthinusen, Herman van der Westhuizen, Robert Graaff, and Juandre Human have trained

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