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Brenton Williams is an open water swimmer and open water swimming race director and visionary. He organizes the Steers Marina Mile, the Kouga Express Eastern Province Open Water Swimming Series and the Jeffreys Bay Swim Challenge held along Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.

Williams was also a member of the team that set a new world record of 350 km for a continual open water relay swim in at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, together with Ralph West, JC van Wyk, Greg Tucker, Russell Tucker, and Sanmarie Woithe.

He finished fifth in the 8 km Deep Blue Invitational Swim in October 2012 and completed the Shell Festival Sea Swim in Boneyards in September 2012 despite swimming all butterfly. He also became the first person to complete the 11.5 km crossing between 3 Anchor Bay and Robben Island swimming butterfly on 3 December 2012 in 12ºC (53.6ºF) water, ratified by the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association.

He also set the South African record for the longest non-stop butterfly swim in an open body of water with a 17 km swim in 6 hours 20 minutes in Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay on 31 December 2012.

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