Elite Endurance Athlete. Guinness World Record Holder. Physiotherapist. Motivational Speaker.

MY STORY

I believe in being authentic in creating sustainable change. I believe we are called to look after the earth and everything in it.

I’m passionate about the ocean, about the development of youth through education and I love to inspire lives through living my story. I believe it is our mandate to help others. I believe that I have a talent and a gift to enable me to create sustainable change through my love of swimming.

Living deeply treading lightly.

PROJECTS

Current projects with Breathe Conservation

MONTHLY REEF
CLEAN-UPS

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Monthly cleanups at Vetchies Reef, with Zebra Shark Adventures and UKZN. Plastic to be collected and turned into art projects by a local university.

Photo credit: Plastic Oceans International

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TUCK-SHOP PROJECT IN SCHOOLS

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We are setting up a program to make school tuck-shops more sustainable by installing water refilling stations that will reduce usage of plastic water bottles. This will be in collaboration with Durban Green Corridors (NPO) and Planet Protector (NPO).

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TESTIMONIALS

“Sarah spoke passionately about her efforts to clean the ocean of single-use plastic. Every child left the assembly understanding that everyone is responsible and that change starts with the individual.

The pupils asked valuable questions about how they can help to create a cleaner future and were also particularly amazed by Sarah’s open water swimming talents. She certainly inspired many pupils today in a multitude of ways.

Many pupils at St Olave’s already flaunt trendy multi-use water bottles. However, St Olave’s are looking to follow in Clifton’s footsteps and stop all single-use plastic water bottles on all school trips, promote multi-use bottles in all aspects of school life and encourage better recycling.”

St Olave’s School, York

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EVENTS

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TRANSKEI SWIM

In May 2021 I plan to swim a stretch of the Transkei coastline to highlight that even one of South Africa’s most pristine stretches of coastline is affected by plastic pollution. This swim will be another first and poses many threats due to the rugged wild nature of the coast and the high shark activity.

Date
May 2021

Duration
1 Day

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Sarah Ferguson swims past on her record breaking Rapa Nui swim

PHILOCALY TRAIL

Last year I swam the route, this year due to complications from COVID, I will be giving some talks and putting packages together with Breathe for walkers. I hope to walk some of the route if my health allows me to.

Date
29 July – 5 Aug 2020

Duration
5 Days

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Sarah Ferguson swims past on her record breaking Rapa Nui swim

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