Swimming

SA businessman overcomes sharks, jellyfish in brutal 58km Hawaii swim

Cape Town businessman Toni Enderli braved over 20 hours in shark infested waters, suffered consistent jellyfish stings and fought a punishing rip tide to conquer one of the world’s harshest ocean swims, the Molokai Channel in Hawaii over the weekend. The swim was aimed at raising funds to help prevent drownings in SA.

Cape Town businessman Toni Enderli braved over 20 hours in shark infested waters, suffered consistent jellyfish stings and fought a punishing rip tide to conquer one of the world’s harshest ocean swims, the Molokai Channel in Hawaii. Although the channel is 42km wide, Enderli — wearing only a Speedo costume, cap and goggles –covered about 58km due to severe currents ...

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World’s First Insurance Policy for Athletes Launched by MiWayLife

MiFitLife

The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as running, road cycling and mountain biking. Insurer MiWayLife estimated that South Africa has around 200,000 cyclists, 750 000 runners and 15 000 triathletes – and it has developed a bespoke solution catering to ...

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BIG5 Challenge attracts BIG name elites

BIG5 Challenge

The 8th Annual BIG5 Challenge is fast approaching and the competition for podium spots is heating up with the likes of Bradley Weiss, Davide Del Fante, Dean Hopf and Theo Blignaut fighting it out over five events during the ten days of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 7 and 16 July. The ladies’ competition also promises to be ...

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Phoenix Swimming Club flourishes at Sanlam Cape Mile

The organizers of the Western Cape’s premier open water swim together with Speedo proudly welcomed thirty-two members of the Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club to the 3rd annual Sanlam Cape Mile on Sunday, 19 February 2017.
 
Seen here:  (far left) Deidre Scodeller, Brand President Speedo South Africa, (far right) Joyce Blows, Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club with all the members of the Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club that took part in the Sanlam Cape Mile on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The organizers of the Western Cape’s premier open water swim together with Speedo proudly welcomed thirty-two members of the Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club to the 3rd annual Sanlam Cape Mile on Sunday, 19 February 2017. “Speedo has a longstanding relationship with the Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club,” says Deidre Scodeller, Brand President Speedo South Africa. “We strive to assist ...

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Ho, Twichell shine at Sanlam Cape Mile

Chad Ho (Durban) and Ashley Twichell (United States) had the crowd on their feet at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 19 February 2017 at the third annual Sanlam Cape Mile.  Seen here:  Chad Ho claims gold on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Chad Ho (Durban) and Ashley Twichell (United States) had the crowd on their feet at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 19 February 2017 at the third annual Sanlam Cape Mile. The Elite men’s race once again came down to a nail biting sprint finish, this time between Durbanite Chad Ho and Chip Peterson of the United ...

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Weber ready to fend off an international onslaught at the Sanlam Cape Mile

Reigning Sanlam Cape Mile women’s champion, Michelle Weber will face strong competition from Ashley Wall of the United States on Sunday, 19 February 2017 when they take on the Western Cape’s premier open water swim at the majestic Grabouw Country Club.
 
Photograph of Ashley Wall courtesy of Sunny Oelling.

Western Cape – Reigning Sanlam Cape Mile women’s champion, Michelle Weber will face strong competition from Ashley Wall of the United States on Sunday, 19 February 2017 when they take on the Western Cape’s premier open water swim at the majestic Grabouw Country Club. “The Sanlam Cape Mile is one of my favorite open water events,” says Weber. “It’s spectacular ...

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SA elites ready for round three at the Sanlam Cape Mile

Myles Brown Danie Marais Chad Ho photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Western Cape – Elite swimmers Myles Brown, Chad Ho and Danie Marais will face-up for the third time in Grabouw when they take on the Sanlam Cape Mile at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 19 February 2017. All three swimmers boast with Sanlam Cape Mile podium finishes both in 2015 and 2016, with Marais and Brown ...

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XTERRA Warriors excited to take on the Sanlam Cape Mile

Taking place at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam in Grabouw on Sunday, 19 February 2017 the Sanlam Cape Mile has attracted the attention of a number of South Africa’s leading triathletes including the likes of Bradley Weiss, Stuart Marais and Vicky van der Merwe.  Seen here:  Michael Lord in action at the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw SA Championship.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam in Grabouw on Sunday, 19 February 2017 the Sanlam Cape Mile has attracted the attention of a number of South Africa’s leading triathletes including the likes of Bradley Weiss, Stuart Marais and Vicky van der Merwe. According to Marais, the Sanlam Cape Mile is really special. “There are only a few open water ...

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