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Friday, April 4, 2014

South African Swimmers Stand Tall For Maura Sanderoff

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

15 South African swimmers came together to celebrate sea swimming with generosity and friendship last weekend in Cape Town.

They enjoyed every minute of their 7.5 km crossing.

"15 of us swam from Robben Island to Bloubergstrand," explains Theodore Yach who completed his 79th official crossing of the famed South African channel. "We swam to raise money for Maura Sanderoff’s new prosthetic leg. She lost her leg many years ago to cancer and is a very strong sea swimmer.

Her friend Delle Henry [shown above on the left of Sanderoff] organised a fantastic event. Peter Bales and Tony Sellmeyer of the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association officiated.

The 15 were able to raise R150,000 and Sanderoff will be fitted with her new prosthetic shortly.

"It was such a beautiful swim for everybody," said Sanderoff with genuine humility and heartfelt appreciation. "It was peach conditions swimming looking towards our Table Mountain."

Photos by Neal Ellis.

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