Craig Torr

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Craig Torr

Craig Torr started swimming training at the age of 5, and has been swimming ever since. Craig was born in Peddie, Eastern Cape, and later moved to King William’s Town where he attended Dale College. Craig represented South Africa in Under 19 water polo, and attended the World University Games as part of the South African national water polo team. Craig also swam provincially. He is currently a masters swimmer for Cape Dolphins and regularly competes in open water swimming events. Craig read for his B.Comm degree at the University of Port Elizabeth and is a Certified Financial Planner®. Craig and his wife, Sue, are the owners of a lifestyle financial planning company, Crue Consulting (Pty) Ltd which is based in Pinelands, Cape Town.


He was one of the adventure swimmers of the Source2Sea three-week stage swim together with Liz Webb and Richard Willmore. They completed a 21-day stage swim and 309 km source to sea swim in the Western Cape of South Africa together along the entire length of the Breede River, from its source in Ceres to its mouth at Cape Infanta in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Mission of Source2Sea

Source2Sea aims to raise awareness for the need for clean water in South Africa. Willmore explains, "Almost all of South Africa’s rivers, streams and dams are under threat of environmental pollution. This pollution is caused by over-population of rural rain water catchment areas, and the use of rivers and streams for human bathing and washing as well as a lack of municipal infrastructure. Lack of sanitation and lack of access to our rural communities has caused a steady increase in water borne diseases such as cholera. A lack of government funding has resulted in continuously unhealthy material being pumped into our drinking water, rivers and dams."

Through Source2Sea, the trio want to raise the profile of the Breede River and the need to keep this majestic river clean and beautiful.

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