About Us

How

It all started

What started off as a late winter nights’ bet in a chalet on the French slopes in 2009 has sparked a group of brave individuals to embark on an annual challenge – swimming between the worlds’ 7 continents.

In 2009 Jean Craven and Tim Ziehl took a bet from their friends that they could swim across the Strait of Gibraltar, linking Europe with Africa.

They completed the 17 km crossing from Spain to Morocco in just 4 hours and 22 minutes. Feeling sorry for taking betting monies collected from their friends, they decided to donate the money to various children’s charities and orphanages.

Madswimmer, a registered charity, was born the following year, and has since completed various world first open water swims in aid of children’s charities!

our team

Jean Craven

Jean Craven

Neil Macaskill

Neil Macaskill

Herman Van Der Westhuizen

Herman Van Der Westhuizen

Kiki Marx

Kiki Marx

Hylton Lockitch

Hylton Lockitch

Gita Osrin

Gita Osrin

Juandre Human

Juandre Human

Ram Barkai

Ram Barkai

Jackie Cobell

Jackie Cobell

Abigail Thomson

Abigail Thomson

Evan Feldman

Evan Feldman

Contact Us

Get in touch with us by means of one of the following:

Email: contact@madswimmer.com

Phone: +27825722738

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