Eish!!: SA swimmers to tackle Taiwan Strait

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SA swimmers to tackle Taiwan Strait

Four swimmers from SA are quietly making history by being part of an international team attempting to swim the Taiwan Strait.
Organised by veteran Taiwanese open water swimmer, Wang Han, the 28 person team includes 16 participants from Taiwan, 8 from China and the 4 South Africans. The trip is 170km (although taking currents etc into account it's estimated it equates to a 25okm swim) and is expected to take between 4 and 5 days. It will be down relay style with 2 swimmers always being in the water at any one time.
The 4 South Africans, Ryan Stramrood, Kieron Palframan, Herda Silverman & Andrew Chin have been part integrated fully into the team, which has meant that they have had to knuckle down and perform tasks that include cleaning barnacles off the support boat ... and of course sampling the interesting local cuisine.
If all goes according to plan, they should be starting the attempt today. We wish them good luck and are sure they will come back with many stories to tell.

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