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Cameron van der Burgh has pocketed a silver and a gold for South Africa at the Fina World Championships, so far. He shaved off fractions of a second to beat his own world record in the 50m breaststroke - and without a neoprene suit. The silver was for the 100m race.
The human polar bear is in the Antarctic to swim five consecutive 1km swims in waters as cold as -1.7°C to help draw attention to his campaign to have the Ross Sea declared a marine protected area.
Lewis Pugh, ocean advocate and endurance swimmer, set out on Thursday on his "most ambitious expedition yet": to become the first person to undertake a long-distance swim in each of the classical Seven Seas, to highlight the need for protected areas in oceans around the world.
Adventure athlete extraordinaire Sean Conway, the first and only man to swim the length of Britain, says he's excited to return to South Africa to swim the 2014 Aquelle Midmar Mile - a race he last did as a nervous schoolboy.