Summit Programme

CLDSA aims to encourage transformation within the open water swimming community, focused on changing demographic profiles in open water long distance swimming by ensuring access to resource skills and swimming community. Our summit programme is the sponsorship of 3 developmental swimmers to complete their first Robben Island crossing. We call on the swimming community to submit written nominations to our chair.

Summit Nominations

How do i nominate a swimmer?

Write a motivation as to why your swimmer should be selected to complete their first Robben Island crossing and be a CLDSA ambassador. They must be 18 years and older.

What support does the CLDSA provide?

Sponsoring of skipper fee, CLDSA membership, swim registration, merchandise, mentoring support and subscription to Michelle Weber’s Robben Island training programme.

What will be expected of the swimmer?

Be a CLDSA ambassador for 6 months. Promote CLDSA on social platforms, sharing their experience and wearing CLDSA merchandise.

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Summit Heroes

Sam Rorwana


Completed Robben Island – Blouberg (7.4km) in 2hrs 54min 13sec (wetsuit)

Simba Chiviru


Completed Robben Island – Blouberg (7.4km) in 3hrs08min00sec (wetsuit)

Mathutwana Portia Mokoena


Completed Robben Island – Blouberg (7.4km) in 3hrs 43min 16sec (wetsuit)