Newman defends title in cold water swim

2015-07-23 06:01
Rebecca Newman defended her Infood Blu Cold Water Classic title at Marina Martinique on July 18.
                                     Photo:
SUPPLIED

Rebecca Newman defended her Infood Blu Cold Water Classic title at Marina Martinique on July 18. Photo: SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

ICY water that measured between 11 to 12 degree Celsius, heavy rain and strong winds did little to deter the defending Infood Blu Cold Water Classic title-holder, Rebecca Newman, when she completed the 7.5 km swim in two hours at Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday.

Newman swam the event according to Channel rules, which meant she could only wear a speedo type costume, goggles and a single swimming cap.

“It was really tough out there today and it was very cold, but I felt confident and pushed the pace just after the 5 km mark and things worked out for me,” said Newman.

The first man home was Iain Geddes, who has a Robben Island crossing under his belt - experience which helped in the chilly salt water canals of Marina Martinique. Geddes finished in 2 hours 6 minutes.

Full results can be found at www.swimmingplus.com

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.