False Bay Swimming Association

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noun - The False Bay Swimming Association (FBSA) is the governing body of solo and relay crossings of False Bay in South Africa. The non-profit association promotes, regulates, observes and records the crossings. The Association accredits certified pilots and observes to ensure the safety of swimmers and uphold the integrity of the swim.

Board of Directors

Members of the board of directors include Ram Barkai, Sam Whelpton, Carina Bruwer, Kieron Palframan, Eddie Cassar, and Derrick Frazer.

Categories

The Association allows for various categories:

  • Solo skins category: swimmers wear only 1 swimming cap, a pair of goggles and a standard swimming costume. This category is regarded as the elite category because the swimmer has no protection against the cold water and has to complete the swim unassisted from one side of the bay to the other.
  • Wetsuit category: swimmers may wear a neoprene wetsuit.
  • Solo category: single swimmers swim non-stop.
  • Relay category: team of a maximum of 6 swimmers who alternate legs in order every hour.

Courses

Successful Swimmers

1. 1989 - Annemie Landmeters (Belgium) - Rooi Els to Simonstown - 9 hours 56 minutes
2. 15 February 2004 - Steven Klugman (South Africa) - Rooi Els to Miller's Point - 14 hours 15 minutes
3. 26 February 2006 - Carina Bruwer (South Africa) - Rooi Els to Miller's Point - 11 hours 58 minutes
4. 5 March 2007 - Barend Nortje (South Africa) - Rooi Els to Miller's Point - 9 hours 33 minutes
5. 30 December 2012 - Ned Denison (Ireland) - Rooi Els to Miller's Point - 11 hours 5 minutes
6. 18 March 2021 - Ryan Stramrood (South Africa) - Miller's Point to Rooi Els 8 hours 39 minutes
7. 11 January 2022 - Ross Duncan (South Africa) - Miller's Point - Rooi Els 8 hours 49 minutes
8. 20 February 2022 - Simon Ince (South Africa) - Miller's Point - Rooi Els 10 hours 42 minutes

Ned Denison Crossing


Ned Denison (Ireland) from Rooi Els to Miller's Point in 11 hours 5 minutes

Contact

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