Phia Steyn is a South African open water swimmer.
Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
- On 7 July 2014, she completed a 33.2 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 14 hours 22 minutes.
- On 14 August 2016, she completed a 35 km crossing of the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland in 13 hours 36 minutes 30 seconds in 12°C (54°F).
- She participated in a relay crossing of the English Channel on 6 April 2016 in 11 hours 26 minutes, organized by Howard James for The Alexa Trust and escorted by pilots Andy King and Eric Hartley of the Channel Crossing Association. It was the earliest relay crossing in English Channel history and included Matthew Culverwell (1st), Redy Redfern (2nd), Rory Fitzgerald (4rd), Phia Steyn (4th), Jeremy Irvine (5th), Clare Hansell (6th), Pip Barry (6th), and Annette Stewart (8th) under the auspices of the Channel Crossing Association.
- On 19 December 2016, she completed a 7.4 km crossing of from Robben Island to Blouberg in South Africa in 2 hours 35 minutes.
- On 27 May 2017, she finished 21st in the 7.5 km Battle of Carlingford Lough in Ireland in 1 hour 52 minutes 2 seconds.
- On 19 July 2017, she completed a 41 km crossing of Loch Awe in Scotland in 18 hours 8 minutes 30 seconds.
- She co-organised SOWSA or the Scottish Open Water Swimming Association, an organising body proposed by Robert Hamilton, Stewart Griffiths, and Steyn to promote and grow safe open water swimming within Scotland through co-operation between relevant stakeholders and partners in the country.
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