Guinness World Record Holder Howard Warrington’s 195th Swim

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Guinness World Record holder and endurance swimmer Howard Warrington has completed his 195th 7.4 KM swim from Robben Island to Blouberg.

With glassy seas and perfect conditions, it was a spectacular start to the countdown towards his historic 200th swim—something nobody else has ever achieved.

Howard was supported by his wife, Elmarie, as skipper, their rescue dog, Lily, as chief motivator and shark spotter, and close friend Charl du Plessis, who ensured Howard’s safety throughout the swim. 

Open water swimming in cold sea temperatures, wearing only a Speedo, is no easy feat and it comes with risks. But Howard is prepared to take them because it’s all in aid of saving animal lives.

Our Animal Hospital is facing significant financial challenges and so, with every powerful stroke, and every Rand you give in encouragement, Howard’s helping us turn the tide so we can continue to provide life-saving treatment to animals in need.

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