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Martin Goodman

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Lewis Pugh, Dr. Otto Thaning, pace swimmer Martin Goodman and escort pilot Roger Finch after the 7.4 km crossing of Robben Island by 80-year-old Dr. Otto Thaning and Martin Goodman on 4 April 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa in 2 hours 52 minutes
Martin Goodman swimming to Robben Island in South Africa, together with Roger Finch and Theodore Yach with the help of Derrick Frazer

Martin Goodman is a South African open water swimmer from Cape Town who attempted to swim 35 km from Hout Bay to Robben Island together with Theodore Yach in 2013. He did not complete the first 2 attempts, but completed the third attempt when he swam 7 hours 16 minutes from Llandudno Beach to Robben Island together with Theodore Yach on 8 April 2014. Martin has completed 25 Robben Island crossings including a 4 hour 20 minute crossing from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island and a double crossing from Robben Island to Blouberg on 28 December 2013 together with Theodore Yach and Roger Finch.

He was the founder of The Swim Of Courage that raises money for children living with cancer and serves on the board of directors of the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association - the governing body that endorses and recognises long distance, open water swims in South Africa.

Professional Career

Goodman is the director Of Torus Capital, an insurance company that offers new and dynamic insurance solutions.

Robben Island Crossing on Super Swimmer


with Roger Finch, Martin Goodman and Theodore Yach

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