Inspirational Speaker & Extreme Swimmer



A dip into Ryan Stramrood’s swimming CV is impressive, and cold! He has already completed over 100 Robben Island-to-mainland crossings and swam solo across the notorious English Channel. With a team of South Africans, he swam the first official “Ice Mile” in -1°C water in Antarctica, completed a swim in the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland, and competed in the IISA World Championships in Borghausen, Germany, and this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of his swimming achievements! Beyond Ryan’s physical prowess, this born-and-bred Capetonian is a gifted speaker whose telling of a personal journey of challenge and discovery is deeply inspiring.

Ryan takes his audiences on a journey with him. Through story telling and strong visuals, he illustrates just how limited and governed we all are, in every aspect of our lives, by believing in our own limitations. How we under achieve in our comfort zones and how each and everyone of us can push past impossible.

“I can quite confidently say that this was one of the best “motivational” speakers I have been fortunate enough to have seen in some time. His story is inspirational and extremely captivating, the journey he takes you through is both enjoyable and frightening. He delivers this with passion and a wholesomeness that resonated with all our retailers. I can highly recommend Ryan.”

Mario Santana, Managing Director, The Spar Group Ltd (South Africa)

“I couldn’t possibly go another minute without telling you how stunning Ryan was yesterday. You have to see him to believe it! At one stage I was in tears! The audience could not get enough of him, he is very special – a true mensch. Salt of the earth type! He speaks beautifully – he is funny, he is modest. He deserves everything that the good universe has to give.”

Ana-Maria Valente, Director, Dictum Publishers

What you will learn during Ryan’s keynote

Goal Setting and “Grit”
Importance of Team
Company Culture
Practising a Resilience

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