Richden Jute

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Boneyards, site of the Shell Festival Sea Swim in South Africa. Photo by Clive Wright.
Richden Jute 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.

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.

Richden finished third in both the 5 km event at the 2012 Steers Marina Mile and at the 7.5 km inaugural JBay Cold Water Swim Classic in Marina Martinique on the Eastern Cape.

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

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