Rob Shaff

A team to watch in the surf is local @llandudno.lifesaving pairing of @shaffrobert and @robtweddle790.

Since the launch of Torpedo, they’ve been frequent podium finishers, standing on the 3rd step at last years Cape and Wild.
With form peaking ahead of the Lifesaving Worlds in Australia next month, they’re coming into Torpedo fast.

With the Cape Doctor blowing hard, we’re predicting cold water. It’s one thing to be fast, it’s another to be fast through the freezing Atlantic. Rob and Rob will be using this to their advantage.


What is Torpedo SwimRun and who are the #pioneers
Originating in Sweden, this new sport ditches triathlon’s flashy gear for off-road and open-water adventure. Raced along coastal and inland waterways, the route is designed around the natural environment with distances varying from race to race. With multiple swim and run segments and athletes racing self-sufficiently – they swim and run in the same gear – it’s the wildest sport going.
Growing rapidly in popularity, there are now 450 races around the globe. Torpedo launched the first SwimRun in Cape Town in 2017, with a national Series rolling out from 2018.

The #pioneers are top athletes from other sporting disciplines that are leading the charge in this new sport