Another Robben Island Crossing, another 8 medals! After 3 months of cold water acclimatization and progressive weekly group and individual swims, the group gathered at the Oceania Power Boat Club, on September 7th, to set off for their 7.4kms through the Atlantic Ocean from Robben Island to Big Bay in Blouberg. The swimmers were briefed and then transported to Robben Island, where they jumped off the boats and started their swim. Thanks very much to Derrick Frazer and his team from Big Bay Events for the utmost care they take in water safety.
Cramping, hyperthermia, and just not being fit enough are the biggest show stoppers on the day, so the build-up in the training and race preparation is vital. Nicol Muller is our triathlon and open water swim coach, and this is the fifth crossing she has done with the athletes. A 100% success rate is definitely a stat to boast about! Well done Nicol and to all the swimmers for completing the tough enough challenge!
Join Nicol on a 13-week training journey for our next proposed crossing in the first week of January 2023. The program will start on 3rd October 2022.
The cost of the program is R500 p/m or R1 300 upfront for the 13 weeks