Ryan Stramrood: How he conquered his greatest 'icy' goal
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Ryan Stramrood: How he conquered his greatest 'icy' goal

Ryan Stramrood recently completed the unthinkable - ice swimming. Not only is Ryan a swimmer, but he is a business man as well as a motivational speaker. He is not your usual average Joe. 

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More so, Ryan describes his unique hobby as ultra extreme open water and ice swimming. Stramrood has represented South Africa on a number of occasions in some of the coldest places on earth. 


Dressed in nothing but a Speedo, goggles and a silicone swimming cap, Ryan took part in a one kilometer swim in the Arctic circle. Ryan took part in the 2nd International Ice Swimming Association World Championships on the 6th of January and completed a gruelling swim. 

We spoke to Ryan about his experience but Rian had another idea up his sleeve. They would conduct the interview with both their feet submerged in a bucket containing ice water that is at two degrees celsius.


For Ryan this would be easy, however, Rian some slight difficulty. Take a look - and laugh! 

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