South African, Small Business Owner, Family Man and Average Joe.
However his hobby is Ultra Extreme Open Water and Ice swimming, and for deeply personal reasons, he has undertaken some of the world’s most extreme challenges. Pushing his limits and human boundaries in our planet’s most inhospitable places.
Following painful, pioneering training techniques and using what limited resources he can find to put basic safety procedures in place, he challenge himself by pushing personal limits for swimming in ice water, and often set new benchmarks for human endurance.
No wetsuits or protection from the cold water – Speedo’s only. His adventures, world first achievements and the often death-defying circumstances, make for brilliant tales of human spirit and victory.
He takes audiences on a journey with him. Through story telling and strong visuals, he illustrates just how limited and governed we all are, in every aspect of our lives, by believing in our own limitations.
How we under achieve in our comfort zones and how each and everyone of us can push past impossible.
62 Robben Island to Mainland crossings
Solo swim across the English Channel
First South African Male to Swim Europe to Africa – Gibraltar Strait
World First swim around the Southern most tip of South America – Cape Horn
World First Official ICE MILE swum north of the ARCTIC CIRCLE – 0C water
Historic Russia to USA relay swim
First Official ICE MILE swum in Antarctica – minus 1C water
World First Double Relay crossing of the North Channel, swimming from Ireland to Scotland and back to Ireland