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Antarctic swim for Charity

In a “first of its kind” initiative by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA), 15 swimmers will brave the icy Antarctica to swim 1km for charity and attempt to set a Guiness World Record.

The swim, expected to take place this week when the weather is just right, will attempt to raise R50 000 for Madswimmer.

South Africa will lead the way with four open-water swimmers, together with swimmers from nine countries, being Poland, Russia, Australia, Argentina, Italy, China, Bulgaria and Spain

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