From Openwaterpediaopen 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.
He has also swam in the 8 K Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challengein Port Elizabeth as well as the 5 km Sabrina Love Swim in Plettenberg Bay. Richden also completed the Shipwreck swim in Cape Town in 11 degree C water, without a wetsuit. He also completed the 4 K Jeffreys Bay Swim Challenge in 2012.
He represented Eastern Province in the 3 km event at the 2012 South African Open Water Swim Championships.
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