Lifeguard undaunted by loss of leg in 2006 attack

The original article By PHILANI NOMBEMBE is posted (with picture) on TimesLive since Apr 4, 2011 11:15 PM 

Losing half a leg to a Great White shark will keep most people off the beach forever, but Cape Town lifeguard Achmat Hassiem, dove right back into the deep blue sea.

Top competitors for extreme Cape swim

The original article is posted (with picturture) on supersport since 04 April 2011, 10:53

Some of the world's greatest open water swimmers are among a record field of about 400 at the extreme, 7.5km Cadiz Freedom Swim from Robben Island to Blouberg on May 7 & 8, 2011.

Successful EP series comes to an end

The original article is posted (with picture) on Supersport since 31 March 2011, 11:10

The EPA Swim Challenge Series for 2010/11 finished over the weekend at Marina Martinique with Round 5.

Kouga swim club coach, Brenton Williams, had an exceptional weekend, winning the 10km Insight Properties swim and the men's 5km Jeffreys Bay News swim and placing 3rd overall in the 1km swim.

Omen Swim...

18 K Robben Island Swim (Dog’s Leg) from Three Anchor Bay-Robben Island-Bloubegre

Italians take honours in Pointbreak Open Water Swim

The original article is posted (with picture) on Namibia Sport since Tue, 03/08/2011 - 10:43

Italian triathletes dominated proceedings at the annual Pointbreak Open Water Swim which took place at the Oanab Dam outside Rehoboth on Sunday. The Italian Triathlon Olympic team is currently training in Namibia and their experience showed as Fabian Alessandro won the Men’s Open category, while Charlotte Bonin won the Women’s Open category.

Redhouse River Mile success

The original article is posted on SuperSwimmer since 03 March 2011, 13:51

Fina World 10km Open Water Series swimming champion, Chad Ho, claimed his hat-trick of wins in the 87th SPAR Redhouse River Mile on Sunday at Cannonville on the Sundays River.

Oanob Dam to brim over with swimmers

The original article is posted on New Era since 01 March 2011

WINDHOEK – Oanob Dam, situated near the town of Rehoboth, south of Windhoek, will once again play host to the annual Point-break Open Water Swimming Race, on Sunday March 6, 2011.

The Oanob Dam is currently 100% full and will be a site to behold for both participants and spectators alike.

Icy triumph for South African swimmers

The original article by Bongani Nkosi is posted (with pictures) on since 25 February 2011

"It was daunting. The ocean is very deep, very dark and very cold. The shores are rocky and dangerous." That is how 53-year-old Ram Barkai described the waters off Cape Horn on South America's southernmost tip, a section of which he and four fellow extreme swimmers became the first people in history to cross.

Raynard Tissink Wins His First Ocean Racing Series Open Water Swim

The original article is posted on since ???

South African Ironman Champion, Raynard Tissink, won his first Ocean Racing Series race on Sunday morning in near perfect swimming conditions at Hobie Beach, Nelson Mandela Bay. (photo Sean Parker)

3 For 3 - A 12-day Adventure Culminates Around Cape Horn

The original article is posted on partnersite The Daily News of Open Water Swimming since Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ram Barkai, Toks Viviers, Kieron Palframan, Ryan Stramrood and Andrew Chin became the first swimmers to traverse around Cape Horn at the tip of South America today.