Lydia Goldswain is a South African open water swimmer who suffers from spastic diplegia which impedes her ability to walk.
Open Water Swimming Career
- She attempted to cross the English Channel twice. She received the 2007 Frank Richards Endurance Award from the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation.
- On 26 May 2004, she completed a 7.4 km crossing from Robben Island to [[Bloubergstrand (or Blouberg in South Africa in 6 hours 4 minutes.
- On 28 July 2005, she completed a 10.2 crossing from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in South Africa in 7 hours 24 minutes.
- On 7 March 2006, she completed a 14.8 km two-way crossing from Blouberg to Robben Island and back to Blouberg in South Africa in 8 hours 26 minutes.
- On 23 March 2007, she completed a 7.4 km crossing from Robben Island to Blouberg in South Africa in 3 hous 34 minutes.
- On 5 May 2007, she completed a 23 km open water swim from Blouberg to round Robben Island in 8 hours 34 minutes.
- On 28 February 2008, she completed a two-way crossing from Robben Island to Blouberg to Robben Island in 10 hours 56 minutes.
- On 13 March 2009, she swam 14.8 km Robben Island to Blouberg to Robben Island in 10 hours 12 minutes.
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