Ryan Stramrood hits the 100th mark

2019-05-23 16:30
Ryan Stamrood

Ryan Stamrood

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

Ryan Stramrood, SA extreme ultra swimmer and media personality from Constantia has become the second man to swim 100 crossings between Robben Island and the mainland, in a time of two hours and 18 minutes.

He follows his late friend and swimming companion Theodore Yach, who made the swim an incredible 108 times.

Stramrood dedicated his 7.4km swim to Yach, saying: “I trained with him often and swam a number of Robben Island crossings with him, including his 100th. Theo swam my 50th crossing with me in 2015 and would have joined me on my 100th today.”

Stramrood said: “Totally elated to be on the beach. No Robben Island swim is ever easy. Today was my 100th and I’ve made it. It was tough out there, it was cold and it got choppy, so I am very very happy.”

Fellow extreme swimmer and environmental campaigner Lewis Pugh accompanied Stramrood in a support boat and said: “It’s an incredible achievement to swim 100 Robben Islands. I have been swimming for 32 years and I have never done an easy Robben Island, never once, and he has now done 100... ..Ryan has got real mental fortitude and ‘vasbyt’.”


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.

Inside News24

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


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.


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.