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Patagonia Extreme Cold Swim Challenge Team Does It Again

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Patagonia Extreme Cold Swim Challenge Team Does It Again

The five intrepid South Africans - Ryan Stramrood (37), Kieron Palframan (36), Toks Viviers (47), Ram Barkai (53) and Andrew Chin (41) - did it again, successfully completing their second of three Patagonia swims. Now on to Cape Horn.

The men successfully crossed the icy and remote Beagle Channel from Chile to Argentina at the southernmost towns in the world.

Then, after walking onshore in Argentina, the five friends from Cape Town, South Africa turned around and swam back to Chile to complete their 3.2K double-crossing of the Beagle Channel.

Kaltwasserschwimmen der SLRG Wädenswil, Switzerland

Sunday, 4 December, 2011 - 09:15

Kaltwasserschwimmen der SLRG Wädenswil


Strait swim success, Swimmers conquer Strait of Magellan

The original article is posted (with picture) on SkySport since 17th February 2011

Five South Africans successfully completed the first of three of the world's toughest swims in the remote Patagonian region of South America on Tuesday.

The 4km swim across the Strait of Magellan took place in rough seas, wind gusts of up to 35knotts (64km/hr), heavy chop, and a water temperature measured at 4°C by the Chilean Navy.

C-C-Crazy about c-c-cold water

The original article by Sam McManis is posted (with picture) on Sacramento Bee since Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 - 12:00 am

Isabel Faria emerged first from the opaque depths of Lake Natoma, a chilly 46 degrees on a brisk January afternoon. She was smiling, nary a single chatter of teeth detectable. By the time she reached shore, her exposed skin had turned a hot pink, a stark counterpoint to her light-blue swimsuit.

A winter swim for the lighthouses

The original article is posted on The Wire since Thursday, 03 February 2011 17:26

Gary Sredzienski will swim from Odiorne Point in Rye to Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine, then on to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, all the way to the Kittery Town Dock at Kittery Point. The swim, to benefit lighthouse restoration, begins on Saturday, Feb. 26, at noon.

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World first for SA extreme swimmers

The original article by Bongani Nkosi is posted on since 28 January 2011

Swimming across frosty seas is the stuff of nightmares for most, but not for five extreme-cold swimmers from Cape Town who are gearing up for a chilling adventure in the menacing waters off the coast of South America.

The intrepid team – comprising Andrew Chin (41), Ram Barkai (53), Toks Viviers (47), Kieron Palframan (36), and Ryan Stramrood (37) – will attempt three swims in South America's Patagonia region: a snaking passage around Cape Horn, and swims in the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel.