May 1987. Maiden swim at the age of 17 when, swam from Robben Island to Blouberg Beach in Cape Town in 3 hours.
October 1991. Broke the speed record for swimming around Robben Island in a time of four hours 10 minutes. 10 km.
April 2004. The first person to swim around the Cape of Good Hope. A swim of 12 km. Taking 3 hours 15 minutes.
May 1994. The first person to swim around Cape Aghulas, the southernmost point of Africa. 10km. 4 hours 15 minutes.
January 2006. Swam 15km across Nelson Mandela Bay off Port Elizabeth in 4 hours 57 minutes.
January 1992. Became the first person to swim across a great African lake by swimming 25km across Lake Malawi. 9 hours 15 minutes.