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A water-baby through and through, Warren and his family have been involved in water sports and swimming in some way for 4 generations.


Between swimming, Robben Island Crossings, Life Saving,Open Water Swimming, racing, paddling and touring, Warren has found time to bring his love of swimming to everyone.


The aim of the swim is not to race, but to participate, and the 1st Sunday of Month Swim was started in 2006 to do just that.

Some of Warren’s background involves:


South African Iron Man 3rd 1993
South African Rescue & Resuscitation Team 2nd 1993
South African Surf Swim Team 2nd 1995
South African Fresh water Surf Swim Champion 1996
South African Junior Surf Ski Individual 2nd 1991
South African Junior Surf Ski Team 2nd 1991
Western Province Junior Victor Ludorum 1991
Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club Victor Ludurom 1994
Llandudno Innovation 8 Man Classic Team Champion 1996
Fish Hoek Pride of The Bay Team
– Gold 1994
– Silver 1996
– Bronze 1997

Roles fulfilled

Western Province Lifesaving Executive – Competition Officer 2004-2005
Nokia Helicopter Rescue Team 2005
Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club
-Patrol Officer 2005-2006
-Mentor to Treasurer 2005-2006
-Squad Leader 1995-1996,1998-2000, 2003-2004
-Nipper Officer 1994-1995


Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club 1986-1996, 1998-2001 , 2004-2005
Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club (Sydney) 2002

Touring teams

President’s Team Manly-Warringah 1993
Western Province Lifesaving Team 1993-1994
U21 Lifesaving Team Tour of Australia 1993
Clifton Surf LSC World Championship Team 1996
Western Province Lifesaving Iron Man Team -Bonnita Challenge

Other interests

SCUBA (PADI Open Water I)
Learn To Swim Instructor (Western Province Aquatics /SwimSA)
Good Hope 100 -surfski leg
Spur Steak Ranch 99 (Swim Relay Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island)
Total Sports Challenge – Surfski leg, canoe leg

Radio 5 Team Triathlon – swim leg
Radio 5 Triathlon – Gordons Bay
Winter League Waterpolo
Dragon Boat Racing
Big Walk 30km 2012
Fish River Canyon Hike 2012

Robben Island (and other Long Distance swims)

Alcatraz to San Fransisco January 2019

Seconding a number of swimmers on Robben Island-Three Anchor Bay crossings
(Seconding a number of swimmers on Robben Island-Blouberg crossings)
Robben Island – Blouberg 7.4km
2014-03-29 01h56
1990-05-06 02h44 (16yrs old)

Freedom Swim (Robben Island to Blouberg)
2010-05-02 02h59

Kwaggakloof 25km Swim 1992 08h46 (5th)
Clifton Mile , Fish Hoek Mile, Simons Town to Glencairn 3.2km, Clifton to Hard Rock , Clifton to Three Anchor Bay, Breakwater to Quay 4, Clifton to Camps Bay, Clifton round Barker Rock, Bell Buoy Challenge 5km, Cosy Bay to Oudekraal return, Cosy Bay to Camps Bay


Clanwilliam FreshPak Triathlon 2013
TriRock Robben Island Triathlon 2013
IronMan 70.3 2014 00:29:05/ 03:29:34/ 02:28:20 6:36:35 (coolGood swim sans wetsuit)..

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1SOMS is aimed at making open water swimming fun and accessible and enjoyable to anyone and everyone who would like to be involved.