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NSRI Robben Island Swim 2022

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

NSRI Volunteers are raising funds and awareness for the NSRI’s Water Safety Education & Survival Swimming programmes. by swimming from Robben Island to Big Bay.

Robben Island stands as a symbol to the power and resilience of the human spirit. Long distance swimmers consider the swim between the mainland and the island as the ‘Everest” of South African open water swims.

The shortest distance for the crossing, from Robben Island to Big Bay, is 7.5 kms. However very few people swim it in a straight line so the distances are different for each individual … varying upwards of 7.5 kilometres. In addition, the difficulty of the swim is amplified by the cold water and the fact that a ‘true’ swim is executed without a wetsuit – commonly referred to doing the swim in ‘skins’.

Best of luck and a huge thank-you to all our swimmers!





Countries reached


Charities supported


Oliver Casey-Gillman donated R500.00   Fees covered


Jonathan Henderson donated R250.00   Fees covered


Ian Mitchell donated R250.00   Fees covered


Simon Alston donated R250.00   Fees covered


Beata C donated R1,000.00   Fees covered


Calvin van der Merwe donated R1,300.00

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