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Theodore Yach’s 100th Swim

Theodore Yach will swim to Robben Island for the 100th time in aid of the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Open-water swimmer, Theodore Yach (58), will attempt his 100th Robben Island crossing in March 2016 (exact date subject to weather conditions), the first swimmer in history to do so.

The 10.4 km gruelling route from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay sees Yach and many of South Africa’s top open-water swimmers facing icy 10-14 degree seas with nothing more than a Speedo brief, swimming cap & goggles. Yach will be welcomed at Three Anchor Bay beach by the likes of Premier Helen Zille, International Conservation Icon Lewis Pugh, Professor Tim Noakes and legendary open water swimmer and cardio thoracic surgeon Otto Thaning. As one of the founders of the Cape Town Partnership in 1999 and Cape Town Central City Improvement district in 2000 and a recipient of the Cape Town City’s medal for community service in 2010, Theodore is passionate about the upliftment of the City and supporting local causes. He will be swimming to raise funds for 6 charities, namely: The Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Paper Video, NSRI Water wise Project, Wynberg Boys High School, Highlands House and the Herzlia Foundation.

Donations can be made via All charities are registered as PBO’s (Public Benefit Organisations) and are able to issue 18a Tax Certificates to donors to enable them to deduct the donations from their tax. To follow Theodore’s journey and to receive live updates on the day of the swim, Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.

For more information, please contact Kane Kossew at Mustard Marketing ( / 084 555 3835 / 021 418 5555).


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