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Cameron van der Burgh has pocketed a silver and a gold for South Africa at the Fina World Championships, so far. He shaved off fractions of a second to beat his own world record in the 50m breaststroke - and without a neoprene suit. The silver was for the 100m race.
The human polar bear is in the Antarctic to swim five consecutive 1km swims in waters as cold as -1.7°C to help draw attention to his campaign to have the Ross Sea declared a marine protected area.
Lewis Pugh, ocean advocate and endurance swimmer, set out on Thursday on his "most ambitious expedition yet": to become the first person to undertake a long-distance swim in each of the classical Seven Seas, to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.
Adventure athlete extraordinaire Sean Conway, the first and only man to swim the length of Britain, says he's excited to return to South Africa to swim the 2014 Aquelle Midmar Mile - a race he last did as a nervous schoolboy.
Disabled athlete Dylan da Silva refuses to be bowed by what he doesn’t have; rather, the swimmer and cyclist is looking onwards and upwards to winning more medals and inspiring more people to live Nolimbits.
A silver medalist at the 2000 Olympics, deaf swimmer and cyclist Terence Parkin has dominated the Deaflympics like no other athlete, accumulating 29 medals over more than a decade. At the recent Fina Swimming World Cup in Durban, he showed that he can still challenge the best in the world.
It was in South Africa, where he moved from England as a boy, that Lewis Pugh began his ocean swimming love affair. Since then he has completed long-distance swims in all five oceans, including the sub-zero waters of the Arctic and Antarctic - wearing nothing but a speedo.
Roland Schoeman gave a sensational display at the Deutsche Ring Aquatics short course competition in Hamburg on the weekend, becoming the first man to break the 21-second barrier in the 50m freestyle.
Swimming sensation Roland Schoeman took his third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, while Babalwa Ndleleni - ranked just 16th in the Commonwealth going into the Games - became the first black woman weightlifter to win a medal for South Africa.
South African swimming sensation Roland Schoeman has turned down a multi-million dollar offer to represent the Gulf state of Qatar, saying it was "of tremendous importance to me that I am part of the vibrant, challenging, frustrating, beautiful and above all hopeful country I call home".
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