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Monday, March 21, 2016
#Theodore100 Is On - Yach's Robben Island Century Swim
Capetonian open water swimmer Theodore Yach will attempt his 100th Robben Island crossing tomorrow with the weather conditions looking good.
Yach will be welcomed at his finish at Three Anchor Bay beach by Premier Helen Zille, Lewis Pugh, Professor Tim Noakes and English Channel record holder and cardio thoracic surgeon Dr. Otto Thaning at the end of his 10.4 km route from Robben Island.
"The 100th crossing will be recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and our local Cape Long Distance Swimming Association that ratifies all ocean swims in Cape Town,” said Yach.
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, Yach is passionate about the upliftment of the City and supporting local causes. He will be swimming to raise funds for six charities including The Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Paper Video, NSRI Water wise Project, Wynberg Boys Aquatic Centre, Highlands House and The Herzlia Foundation Trust.
“I hope the public will get behind the swim by donating to one or more of the worthwhile charities I have carefully selected.”
Former Springbok rugby flanker Rob Louw has joined Yach's team as the Patron for the Century Swim.
Donations can be made via www.centurycrossing.co.za using the beneficiary reference #Theodore100.
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