The course was first swum by Christof Wandratsch of Germany on February 07, 2005. Since then, it has been organized into a fundraiser and awareness building event. The current race raises funds for Vista Nova School. For nearly 400 years Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It has come to symbolize, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity.
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