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Milton Brest

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Milton Brest is a 59-year-old open water swimmer from South Africa who is the owner of Shale Investments CC and a members of the Madswimmers of South Africa.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

Madswimmers Honors[edit]

The Madswimmers Charity Swims is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

The Highest Swim[edit]

Mount Ojos del Salado Swim[edit]

The Highest Swim[edit]


Madswimmers doing high-altitude swimming at 5909m (19,386 feet) in a frozen lake on Mt Tres Cruces, a volcano in the Andes Mountains along the Argentina - Chile border in South America with the water temperature between 0.5 - 2ºC (32.9ºF - 35.6ºC). Jean Craven, Herman van der Westhuizen and Chris Marthinusen completed the 5-minute neoprened wild swim while Evan Feldman and Milton Brest swam in wetsuits and Robert Graaff and Juandre Human were unable to partake in the final swim due to medical restraints after a 6-hour hike up the volcano and a laborious creating of the small area to swim through the 20 cm thick ice covering.

Dead Sea Swim[edit]

Brest participated in the 16 km Dead Sea Swim across the Dead Sea on 15 November 2016. The participating open water swimmers include Udi Erell, Adina Faur, Kimberley Chambers, Abigail Thomson, Yosuf, Avishag Turek, Ori Sela, Oded Rahav, Milton Brest, Juandre Human, Jean Craven, Evan Feldman, Ben Enosh, Doron Amosi, Munqueth Mehyar, Brooke Penney, Dov Litvinoff, Nick Papageorge, Samuel Moran, and Luc Chetboun.

The Great Shark Swim[edit]

He participated in the Great Shark Swim, a planned 100 km charity swim organised by Madswimmer in the Agulhas Current along the KwaZulu Natal Coast in South Africa. The team stopped after 28.24 km and 9 hours 3 minutes due to stings by blue bottles on 2 December 2017.

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