CLDSA News

Ladies’ Mile

Scores of female swimmers took to the sea off Simonstown this month for the first ever Simon’s Bay Mile. This women’s-only event, presented by Swim Cape

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Things heard on boats

We get on them frantically, we jump off them reluctantly. We nod wisely at their pitch and their yaw. We caress our hands lovingly along their

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Zoom with a View

He’s the quiet, unassuming dude on the boat who transforms your floundering fret and spindrift into glorious poster-sized rectangles of eternity. We chat to the artist

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U Who?

During the dark, dog day drear of World War Two, a submarine alarm went off on Robben Island. Were the Germans invading? Crew stationed there dismissed

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Irish Triple Crown

And it’s a warm welcome from glorious Ireland this month, as the CLDSA chats to the members of the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (ILDSA). You

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Book Review

Why We Swim, By Bonnie Tsui “This summer I went swimming/ This summer I might have drowned/ But I held my breath and I kicked my

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Nursing the cold

It’s been there, done that, got the, ahem, T-Shirt for local swimmer Justin Nurse (44) who klapped his first Robben Island last month, and then wrote

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Lonely looking sky

It’s been all eyes on the water the last couple of months, as swimmers report scores of cool wildlife encounters due mainly to nutrient-rich waters You

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