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South African swimmers keep flag flying

South African swimmers keep flag flying

South African swimmers continued to flag the country's flag high at the London Olympic Games on Wednesday, with both Chad le Clos and Suzaan van Biljon achieving notable milestones.

Chilling triumph for South African swimmers

Braving frigid and menacing seas in South America, five long-distance extreme swimmers from Cape Town have achieved the ultimate cold-water challenge.
World first for SA extreme swimmers

World first for South African extreme swimmers

Swimming across frosty seas is the stuff of nightmares for most, but not for five extreme-cold swimmers from Cape Town who are gearing up for a chilling adventure in the menacing waters off the coast of South America.
'Human polar bear' makes Himalayan swim for peace

Two thumbs up for Midmar Mile

Midmar Mile: ‘nothing to match it’

"Nothing I have seen comes anywhere near the Midmar Mile", said Sam Greetham, a member of swimming's world governing body FINA. The 2005 edition of the world's largest open water swimming event saw top performances from the winners, but they weren't the only ones that caught the eye.
Midmar Mile: SA's record-setting swim

Midmar Mile: SA’s record-setting swim

South Africa's Midmar Mile - the world's largest open water swim - was first swum in 1973 when three friends, unable to compete in the Buffalo Mile in East London because of petrol restrictions, decided to stage a race in KwaZulu-Natal.

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