Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg.
The last time we reported about the Madswimmers, they were hiking up to 5,909m (19,386 feet) and swimming on Mt Tres Cruces, a volcano in the Andes Mountains along the Argentina-Chile border in South America.
Jean Craven and his swim buddies from the Madswimmers are now at sea level.
The Madswimmers are doing a 24-hour swim together with renowned South African swimmers Ryan Stramrood, Tyron Venter and Mark de Klerk. A number of participants are anticipating this charity swim on January 22nd at the JCE Pool:
Jade: “I will be 50 in February and believe I can be an example to many as age does not limit a swimmer.”
Tyron: “I have represented my country in swimming for many years before I stopped competitive swimming. The 24h-swim challenges me to push towards the top of the sport again, this time through faith and hope and to give back.”
Zia: “Not really sure why. The closer we get, the more I’m thinking it was a terrible idea! Thoroughly unprepared, but excited for the challenge.”
Karmen: “To challenge my boundaries. I learnt how to swim only 3 years ago. The water is quiet and no one can see if you cry in your goggles.”
Mark: “I will be using the 24h swim for training purposes for bigger things to come in the future.”
For more information, visit www.madswimmer.com.
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