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Raymond Ackerman's grandson swims the English Channel

An exhausted Josh Ackerman had to dig deep in the setting sun and fight a turning tide to complete in 12hr47

We received the exciting news that Josh, grandson of Raymond Ackerman (1948S) and son of Jonathan Ackerman (1966S) completed the gruelling swim across the English Channel this week.  He said:

 “It is amazing to see how we have all taken so many people along with us on the journey. This aspect of the Channel swim was an unexpected, but very appreciated piece of the journey for me. And this Channel swimming season and our SA swimmers have been responsible for a fair few hours of reduced work productivity and increased data utilisation over the past weeks!”

Quote taken from the THIS WEBSITE
 

He was one of seven South Africans who took part in the English Channel crossing on 24 August 2022.

Congratulations to all who participated.

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