Theodore Yach's Cold Warm-up Swim For Hout Bay

Theodore Yach’s Cold Warm-up Swim For Hout Bay

Theodore Yach, on standby for his 35K Hout Bay to Robben Island swim in South Africa, completed his world record setting 59th crossing between 3 Anchor Bay and Robben Island in Cape Town. Together with Ryan Stramrood, he finished in 2 hours and 58 minutes in 12°C (53.6°F) water as he looks forward to the January 10th window for his unprecedented jaunt through Great White Shark territory.

Theodore, an ambassador for multi-nutrient Marcus Rohrer Spirulina estimates he will swim for up to 12 hours in water that can drop down to 10°C (50°F). He is raising funds for the Cadiz Open Water Swimming Development Trust which promotes swimming at grassroots and supports disadvantaged swimmers. He is calling for donations of R100 per stroke (US$0.14) for as many of the 34,000 strokes he expects to complete this challenge (or a total of US$486,000).

Theodore will soon be a guest on Open Water Wednesday.

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Steven Munatones