Asta Winckler


15 March 1934 - Still smiling after her seven and half hour swim from Robben Island: Miss Asta Winckler leaving the Pier. On the left is Mr Harry Getz of the Western Province Swimming Association.

Asta Winckler was a Danish American woman who became the 4th person the complete the Robben Island crossing on 23 October 1934. 

She came to Cape Town to visit family in Bantry Bay, from New Jersey, where she was the State breastsroke champion.