Tuesday 22 March 2016: an incredible morning as Cape Town’s legendary open-water swimmer and proud Wynberg Old Boy, Theodore Yach, swam into the record books by completing an unprecedented 100 Robben Island crossings.
Accompanied in the water over the 10,4 km distance between the Island and Three Anchor Bay by swimmers Toni Enderli, Kieron Palframan, Ryan Stramrood, Mark De Klerk, Buff van Westenbrugge and Dean Noik, Theodore walked onto the shore to the cheers and applause of hundreds of friends, family, and supporters, completing the record-setting swim in 3 hours and 10 minutes. A true ‘Supera Moras’ achievement from a true Wynberg Man!
Theodore, who matriculated in 1976, first completed the challenge 35 years ago,┬áreaching his ’50’ in 2007. A┬áman with a strong sense of social responsibility, Theodore’s Robben Island swims have raised over R6 000 000 for causes and charities over the years.
In this, Wynberg’s 175th year, Wynberg Boys’ High & Junior Schools were humbled┬áto hear from Theodore that our planned state-of-the-art Aquatic Centre was to be one of the causes close to his heart for his 100th swim, the ‘Century Crossing’.
Along with the NSRI Waterwise Academy, Children’s Hospital Trust, Paper Video, Highlands House, and the Herzlia Foundation, the Wynberg Boys’ Schools thank and salute you – and wish you smooth waters in your aquatic pursuits ahead.
View the video of the excitement as Theodore comes ashore, and click the link to continue the celebration of Theodore’s causes!
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