Swimming

2019 Cape Mile’s swansong

Cape Mile by Tobias Ginsberg

After five action packed years of racing, the organisers of the Western Cape’s most popular open water swim, the Cape Mile, have announced that the event will not continue in 2020.   “For the past five years the Cape Mile was ‘the open water swim to do’ in the Western Cape,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “Entry totals ...

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Ho, Antonopoulos claim gold at 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile

Chad Ho by Tobias Ginsberg

Chad Ho (Morningside, Durban) and Carli Antonopoulos (Durbanville) sprinted to victory at the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the serene Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club/Western Cape) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   Ho claimed a hat-trick victory in an impressive time of 16 minutes 57 seconds. “I tried to go out as hard as ...

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Sanlam Cape Mile attracts SA’s cream of the crop

Danie Marais in 2015 by Tobias Ginsberg

Reigning champions Chad Ho (Morningside, Durban) and Michelle Weber (Franschhoek) together with Danie Marais (Clifton) will lead the charge at the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   In 2017 Ho secured his first Sanlam Cape Mile title in an impressive time of ...

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Team Relay guarantees added excitement at Sanlam Cape Mile

Team Kannemeyer Nicola, Jacques, Werner, Andre

Returning to the serene Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019, the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments features a fun 500m team relay category (four swimmers per team) that guarantees to be the source of much excitement.   One of the first teams to enter, Team Kannemeyer will comprise three brothers ...

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Dam level looks great for 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile

Sanlam Cape Mile photo by Tobias Ginsberg

Eleven months after donating 10 billion litres of waterto the Cape Town water supply, and with just-over one month to go to the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments (taking place on Sunday, 17 February 2019) the Eikenhof Dam boasts a water level of over 70%.   “At the beginning of 2018 Day Zero was a ...

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Sanlam Cape Mile announces an impressive Prize Purse for 2019

Michelle Weber on her way to victory at the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 5thanniversary in 2019, Stillwater Sports is excited to announce that the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments will boast an impressive prize purse of R170 000.   “The Sanlam Cape Mile has grown from strength to strength since the event’s inception in 2015,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Thanks to the unwavering support received ...

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Dieckmann set to swim for MS at 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile

Swimmers making their way to the finish line at the 2018 annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Claudia Dieckmann will once again spearhead a group of swimmers that will take on the Western Cape’s premier open water swim, the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019 in support of Multiple Sclerosis South Africa (MSSA).     A keen swimmer, Dieckmann was diagnosed ...

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Team Relay sure to impress at Sanlam Cape Mile 2019

Sanlam Cape Mile by Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 5thanniversary at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw) on Sunday, 17 February 2019, the Western Cape’s premier open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments is sure to be a crowd pleaser both in the elite race and team relay.   The 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile boasts two exciting distances:  a 1 mile ...

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Excitement builds for 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile

Sanlam Cape Mile photo by Tobias Ginsberg

The 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments will return to the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin, Grabouw) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   The Western Cape’s most exhilarating open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile boasts two exciting distances:  a 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.   The first 2 000 swimmers(entered and paid) will receive ...

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Entries Open for Sanlam Cape Mile 2019

Sanlam Cape Mile

Entries are open for the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments that will take place at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin, Grabouw) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   The Western Cape’s most exhilarating open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile boasts two exciting distances:  a 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.   “We are ...

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