Toni Enderli - Episode 134

“If you give the best energy to people, it’s going to come back to you no matter what!”

Some people have mental grit….and then there is Toni Enderli. An unassuming character, doing herculean things. Accomplishing feats, very few humans would even contemplate doing.

He certainly is an endangered rare breed of man, doing tough things, pushing physical and mental boundaries.

The magic and growth happens at the edges of our comfort zones, something which Toni is not shy of testing!

As an extreme ocean swimming athlete, Toni has conquered some of the world’s most daring swimming feats, including the gruelling English Channel (38km) and Hawaii’s treacherous Molokai Channel (42km). Choosing to swim in a Speedo, a swim cap, and goggles, he is the only athlete to have achieved a staggering 30 Robben Island crossings, in ice-cold 13C water!

Toni is the real deal and such a nice, humble bloke. It’s a privilege to speak and learn from someone pushing the limits of life and adventure.

Discussion Topics: What you will discover from listening to this Podcast:

  • How 2008 Credit Crunch deflated his ego
  • Ice Swimming
  • Training for the Robben Island swim
  • How to train for cold water swimming
  • Advice for ocean swimming
  • How to channel your mindset
  • Getting rid of fear gremlins
  • Your “Why” is what is important in life
  • Finding emotional synchronicity
  • Lessons from swimming the English Channel
  • Is swimming an individual sport?
  • Night time Ocean swimming…!
  • Chilling with Sharks, Dolphins, Jellyfish
  • Swimming Molokai – 45km swim!
  • Mental fortitude required for long distance swimming
  • Transferable lessons from pushing physical limits
  • Importance of movement
  • Beginning your day with exercise
  • Benefits of cold water exposure
  • You can do anything you put your mind to
  • Ditching energy suckers from your life


I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Your fellow being



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Robben Island Swim

Ice swimming championships

Swim for Rivers

People Mentioned:

Ryan Stramrood

Linda Kaiser

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Matthew Parker

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