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Robert Graaff

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Robert Graaff is an open water swimmer from South Africa who is a member of the Madswimmers of South Africa.

The Highest Swim[edit]

In December 2015, he will attempt The Highest Swim on Mt Tres Cruces in December 2015 at 5,909 m (19,386 feet) in Argentina as part of the Madswimmers' Ojos Swim together with Jean Craven, Milton Brest, Evan Feldman, Chris Marthinusen, Herman van der Westhuizen, and Juandre Human. The Ojos swim is part 1 of 2 of the Hi/Low Swim Challenge: Ojos will be the highest swim and the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel will be the lowest open water swim in the following year.

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]

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.

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