Many years ago, we received a life-changing phone call from Tony Sellmeyer asking us to support a few swimmers in Langebaan Lagoon as they prepared for their Rottnest Channel Swim. Our interest and passion for supporting openwater swimmers was born and we have never looked back.
Humble beginnings saw us supporting a few Robben Island crossings annually in our small rescue rubber duck, as a break from the mundane activities of our primary business. However, the standard of our support and covering the logistic nightmare for the swimmer, soon saw the popularity of Robben Island crossings grow into a regular activity for us. Furthermore, sharing the wonder of these crossings on social media saw an exponential growth in the number of swimmers adding Robben Island to their bucket lists.
We have grown our support capacities in line with the demand for openwater swim support throughout the greater Cape Town area and now support more than 450 recognised swims per annum.
In 2013/4 Zani Muller (Taitz) swam many Robben Islands in preparation for her English Channel attempt, and I jumped at the opportunity to support her from England to France. This led to our love of preparing, planning, and supporting Channel crossings for swimmers, with a growing number of bookings each year. (Covid creating small hiccups at the moment) We have currently supported 19 English Channel crossings with a well above average success rate.
Derrick and Debbie have successfully swum Robben Island and multiple Langebaan crossings and Debbie is currently training to match Derrick’s Cape Point swim. We have been training for 2 years for our Channel Relay attempt, with Covid travel restrictions having the final say.
You will be hard pressed to find someone with the passion, experience, management ability and capacity to support your dreams.