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Ryan Stramrood
Pushing Past Impossible

The inspirational speaker, performance coach and extreme open water swimmer shares his recipe for grit and resilience in the face of challenging circumstances.

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Ryan Stramrood is an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, performance coach and extreme open water swimmer. Ryan has completed 120+ Robben Island-to-mainland crossings, swam solo across the notorious English Channel and swam the first official “Ice Mile” in -1°C water in Antarctica. He also completed the world’s first swim around the Cape Horn and was the first South African male to swim from Europe to Africa across the Gibraltar Strait. 


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It's no coincidence that entrepreneurship is often referred to as an extreme sport by those that have been in the trenches and lived to tell the tale. It requires a certain amount of grit and resilience, chutzpah if you will. An entrepreneur as well as an extreme open water swimmer, Ryan Stramrood shares 10 nuggets of wisdom in his recipe on pushing past the impossible.

What You'll Learn


Through Ryan's retelling of his journey and various swims, you will learn how to uncover and foster grit and resilience within yourself and in your team, especially in times of hardship. You will learn to appreciate the role failure plays in success, the value of mentors and teams on any journey and the tricks and tips for balancing an active lifestyle while building a business.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


Join a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in our growing community and share your learnings as you go.

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This entrepreneurial micro-course will take you only a few minutes per day (or you can binge if you want to). Feel free to skip around and please let us know what you think. 

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