Theodore Yach completes record-breaking 70th Robben Island crossing


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World renowned long distance, cold water swimmer, Theodore Yach, has completed a record breaking 70th crossing from Robben Island to Cape Town in tough conditions including icy 11 degree water.

Celebrating the milestone on Wednesday by raising funds for disadvantaged children, 55 year old Yach spent 2hrs 29min swimming from the world famous former island home of Nelson Mandela to Big Bay, wearing only a Speedo costume, cap and goggles.

Here is Yach swimming with dolphins I guess back in 2010

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