The Unicorn chats to Mark Chamberlin, who was one of a four-man relay team that set a record on Friday March 26, for the fastest relay swim across the width of False Bay from Miller’s Point to Rooi Els .
The team was led Barend Nortje and included Anthony Pearse and Brad Gale. They smashed the world record for the fastest swim across the 34km width of False Bay in 7 hours and 29 minutes and in the process these remarkable men raised over R100 000 for the JAG Foundation.
A great effort for a worthy cause.
The JAG Foundation is in its 11th year of creating sustainable change in high-risk communities in South Africa. Utilizing sport and play as educational tools to impart life skills and offer children in these communities an alternative life-path to gangsterism, drugs, and abuse.
Their value-based play programmes, target children’s degraded belief system of themselves, their community, their lives, and future. By creating safe and trusted environments in which learning and self-esteem building can take place, they expose children to the real and attainable opportunity of an alternative life path, one of hope and an escape from a societal predisposition of their future.