Rebecca Newman

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Boneyards, site of the Shell Festival Sea Swim in South Africa. Photo by Clive Wright.
Rebecca Newman is a South African open water swimmer who competed in the first annual 2.5 km Shell Festival Sea Swim, a 2.5 km swim through Boneyards at Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Province of South Africa.

Rebecca has completed the 8 K Bell Buoy Challenge in Port Elizabeth and won the inaugural 25 km swim at the 2010 Marina Mile in Jeffreys Bay. She was also the first woman home in the 2012 Jeffreys Bay Swim Challenge, a 4 km swim held along the surf zone in Jeffreys Bay. She was the overall winner in the 7.5 km JBay Cold Water Classic in July 2014.

2012 Shell Festival Sea Swim results

1. PJ Duffey and Siegfried Lokotsch: 38:05
3. Buff van Westenbrugge: 41:30
4. Caro de Jager: 41:35
5. Kevin Grey: 41:45
6. Rebecca Newman: 46:21
7. Richden Jute: 46:25
8. Ralph West: 51:35
9. Kendal Wright: 55:35
10. Isabeau Joubert: 1:01:35
11. Brenton Williams (butterfly) 1:01:40
12. Rebecca Baard: 1:01:55

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