SEAL Open Water Swimming Trust

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The SEAL Open Water Swimming Trust is a non-profit organization that identifies disadvantaged swimmers and swimming programmes and provides sustainable support in an attempt to nurture and promote new talent and to help bring swimming to disadvantaged communities.



Its trustees include Ram Barkai, Ryk Neethling, Andrew Chin and Arch Bishop Magkoba.

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Seal Open Water Swimming Trust Account Type Investec Private Business Account Account Number 10011496616 Branch name: 100 Grayston Drive, Sandton , 580105

Antarctic Circle Ice Challenge

The Antarctic Circle Ice Challenge was an unprecedented ice swim by six South African ice swimmers south of the Antarctic Circle, performed at 66.5622° South. It was a charity swim with two causes: SASSI or the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and the SEAL Open Water Swimming Trust. Ryan Stramrood, Ram Barkai and Kieron Palframan completed an Ice mile in Neko Harbour in Antarctica. Andrew Chin, Toks Viviers and Gavin Pike completed an ice mile in Paradise Harbour in Antarctica in -1ºC (30.2ºF) water among leopard seals and orcas.

Antartic Circle Ice Challenge Athletes

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