Toni’s mantra “Live Life Now”
should include… “To the Extreme”

An extreme athlete, Toni has accomplished some of the world’s most mind-boggling ocean swims and is constantly setting his sights on world-record achievements – simultaneously raising funds or awareness for good causes.

Toni's Journey

I began open water swimming in 2009. The freedom, connection with nature and pure challenge associated with it had me right from the start – I was hooked. It has become the catalyst for the rest of the challenges I face, the drive I developed for swimming seeped into all the other areas of my life – career, family and personal goals. The way in which I began to face these aspects was the way in which I had learned to face my swimming challenges – with passion, unwavering determination and maximum positivity. Open water swimming has taught me that it does not matter how old or young or you are, nothing is impossible and whatever you put your mind to, you can achieve – if you want it badly enough!

Oceans Seven

Toni is one of only a handful of South Africans to be taking on the mammoth Oceans Seven – seven of the world’s most grueling ocean swims: the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel (completed), the English Channel (completed), the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar (completed). He swims in a Speedo, cap and goggles only, and has a staggering 30 Robben Island crossings under his belt – one of South Africa’s toughest ocean swims across a volatile channel alive with ocean life and characterised by an average water temperature of 13C.

Oceans 7 Swims


Straights Of Gibraltar Spain To Africa
Crew: Ryan Stramrood, Nigel Colnes & Kieron Palframan
English Channel England to France
Crew: Big Bay Events – Debby & Derrick Frazer. Video Crew: Silverline Productions Andrew & Nicky Mitchell
The Channel of Bones - Molokai Hawaii
Crew: Ivan Shigaki, Kenneth Kimitauka, Andrew Mitchell, Linda Kaiser. Video Crew: Silverline Productions
Catalina Channel Los Angeles
Crew : Magician Boat Team, Andrew Mitchell, Steve Robles, Tashia Hinchliffe Video Crew Silverline Productions
Cook straight North to South Island New Zealand

What's Next

Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne
Japan Swim
Tsugaru Channel Japan
North Irish Channel
North Irish Channel
Lake Lugano Swim
Lake Lugano
Lake Geneva
Lake Constance


Toni is also an accomplished ice swimmer, having completed a mile in sub 5°C in the South African Ice Swimming Championships.

Open water swimming has taught me that it does not matter how young or old you are, whatever you put your mind to, you can achieve – if you want it badly enough!

Toni Enderli


Toni Enderli 1st Swiss Swimmer From Unterageri Zug – SUCCESSFULLY Swims CATALINA CHANNEL 34km 4th Leg of THE OCEANS SEVEN

Charity swim - Double Robben Island

Toni swam a 15km Double Robben Island as well as a route around Cape Point to raise funds for children with terminal cancer for the Natalie: Circle of Love Foundation.

Charity swim - Straits of Gibraltar

Toni’s challenging 18km swim from Spain to Africa raised funds for The Waves of Change Programme which helps teach disadvantaged children to swim.

Charity swim - Molokai Channel in Hawaii

Toni braved over 20 hours in shark infested waters, consistent jellyfish stings and fought a punishing rip tide to cover a 58km swim. Through donations, he raised funds for the National Sea Rescue Institute’s water safety programme to help prevent drownings.