CLDSA News

Stellies Tri Squad

We chat  to the Stellenbosch Triathlon Squad which is boasting an impressive 100% success rate for members tackling Robben Island. Squad head coach Vicky van der

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False Starting

From jimjams in the pool, to the Fish Hoek safe zone, and from Cape Point and the island, to Cape Town’s very own Channel, we chat

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Selenophiles, Unite!

From LA to Langebaan, from Hastings to Hermanus, and all ports in between, full-moon dips are, ahem, bobbing up all round the peninsula. You’re guaranteed to

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Eddy’s cool anecdote

See, the first official CLDSA medal for a successful Robben Island crossing was specially minted for, and proudly given out at, the first ever CLDSA gala

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Double Trouble!

Ryan Stramrood, who has done at least 10 doubles, chats about his mental strategy for a double island crossing! “Swimming, especially in the cold, as we

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Double Chunks

One is tough enough, so how on earth do you prepare for a double Robben Island crossing? We chat to Troy Mayers who completed his second

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Express Yourself

Aching shoulders and huge grins sum up what the Langebaan Express means to scores of open water swimmers! They came from all over the country, goggles

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Grand Occasion

Big Bay Events director Derrick Frazer recently completed his 1000th Robben Island crossing Everyone’s favourite skipper, weather guru and water safety organiser made the unofficial record

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Grand Standing

The CLDSA acknowledges the 1000th official Robben Island crossing since the club was founded in 1969. Dial back the clock 52 years. There’s no V&A Waterfront.

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