In My Element
In My Element is an autobiography written by marathon swimmer Theodore Yach of Cape Town, South Africa. After successfully swimming across the English Channel in 14 hours 25 minutes, completing the Robben Island to Cape Town crossing a record 69 times, and being the first person to swim around Robben Island from Cape Town and back in an 11-hour swim, In My Element is his inspirational story. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the National Sea Rescue Institute.
2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination
In My Element was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year award. Its World Open Water Swimming Association nomination reads, In My Element is a colorful, entertaining explosion of open water swimming exuberance packaged in 163 pages. The hardcover book, self-published by its author Theodore Yach, is an outstanding mix of beautiful photography, explanatory text, and personal insights by a uber-tough marathon swimmer from Cape Town. Set in the backdrop of the wild waters off the South African coast, Yach tackles myriad subjects of the open water swimming with an intense passion that can only come from first-hand experiences with cold, sharks, tides, currents, jellyfish and thoroughly inhospitable conditions in the open ocean. His ability to describe the scenes and challenges of the open water world with child-like wonder, punctuated with gorgeous photography, is a page-by-page joy to savor over and over again. For his ability to bring alive the sport of open water swimming, for his investment in a book that will go down as one of the best-selling swimming publications of all time in his native South Africa, Theodore Yach's In My Element is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.
- Theodore Yach was a successful businessman and open water swimmer from South Africa. He specialized in cold-water swimming in South Africa with many open water swimming records. He is the King of Robben Island with 108 successful solo channel crossings between Robben Island and Cape Town on the mainland of South Africa.
- Yach was responsible for acquisitions at zenprop and the founding director at Cape Town CCID.
- He was previously the Chairperson of at Cape Town Central City Improvement District and the Director and Founding member at Cape Town Central City.
- He founded and organized the Atlantic Dash from Clifton 4th Beach to 3 Anchor Bay in Cape Town.
Theodore Yach Extreme Swimming
- Theodore Yach on Open Water Wednesday
- Theodore Yach Bio
- Saving Private Rhino with Theodore Yach
- Open Water Swimming website
- In My Element
- Swimming In The Ocean Is My Ultimate Joy
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offerings of the Year Nominations
- In My Element, Offering Of The Year Nominee
- Theodore Yach Does 69 And Plans More In Robben Island
- Where Theodore Yach Is Most Comfortable, Uncomfortable
- Obsession With Swimming In The Sea
- When Rhinoceros And Open Water Swimming Mix
- Big Day Out On The Ocean (Atlantic Division)
- Big Day Out On The Ocean (Pacific Division)
- Theodore Yach, Successful In His Element
- 5 More To 100 Robben Island Crossing
- A Lifetime Of Swimming, Sharing, Smiling And Strength