Swimming

Sweeney’s turbulent journey smoothing out

Following a disastrous elbow injury Ayrton Sweeney was unsure as to whether he was going to be able to swim again in 2015 however through determination and the help of the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation backed Elite Athlete Development Programme he competed at the World Championships as well as bagging three medals at the recent Africa Games. Supplied/
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Durban – The road to recovery for up-and-coming swimming sensation Ayrton Sweeney has been a bumpy one however through sheer determination and the support of the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation backed Elite Athlete Development Programme he has his sights firmly set on qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Sweeney injured his elbow earlier in the year which ...

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Entries open for Sanlam Cape Mile

Entries are open for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile.  Returning to the Eikenhof Dam at the picturesque Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 07 February 2016 entrants can choose between an exhilarating
1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.  Seen here:  Danie Marais claims gold at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) in 2015.  Marais completed the swim in a well-deserved time of 17 minutes 41 seconds.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

Entries are open for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile. Returning to the Eikenhof Dam at the picturesque Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 07 February 2016 entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.   “The Sanlam Cape Mile was tremendously well received in its maiden year,” says ...

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The Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival is back for its 29th year

The 29th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival, will take place on Saturday 3 October 2015 in Clanwilliam. This year, approximately 1 350 passionate fitness and health enthusiasts will compete in various challenges including a triathlon, biathlon, duathlon and swimming events.

The 29th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival, is set to attract all novice and professional athletes, family, friends and travellers on Saturday 3 October in Clanwilliam. This year, the longstanding event will see approximately 1 350 passionate fitness and health enthusiasts competing in various swimming, cycling and running challenges. The series of events includes a ...

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Speedo signs global deal with FINA for Swimming World Cup series

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Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has signed a new contract with the international governing body of swimming, FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) to become the Exclusive Swimwear and Swim Equipment Supplier to the FINA Swimming World Cup (SWC) series until 2019. The announcement of the five year agreement with FINA comes further to the success of Team Speedo sponsored ...

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Wagner inspiration by Stuart Marais

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Two days prior to heading to Knysna, I bumped into Chris Wagner at the gym and as usual he and I spent some good time chatting about life, racing and for the most part, me feeding off his positive attitude towards anything and everything. I suggested that Chris, once again, head to Knysna to join us for the Big 5 ...

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Big5 Sport Challenge by Stuart Marais

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It was that time of year. A time for family, friends, oysters, wine and plenty hard racing. The Knysna Oyster featival has become a permanent fixture for me and in a little more detail, the Knysna Big 5 Challenge. The event consists of the 5 major events during the oyster festival, namely: 80km mountain bike 1600m lagoon mile swim 14km ...

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Six in One Challenge

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The Six in One Challenge is an exciting multisport event that takes place on 29 November 2015 at Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg. It consists of six legs that must be completed in sequence. Athletes who would like to skip the water-related legs can enter in the No H2O category. Date: 29 November 2015 Location: Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg (Start & Finish) Event ...

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Sports Lovers: show your metal with Iqela Events

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Calling all mountain bikers, trail runners and triathlon lovers: Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in three exhilarating challenges, set along some of the Western Cape’s most scenic routes. Iqela Events’ Cellar 2 Cellar, Six in One Challenge and Slanghoek Triathlon are officially open for entries. The sixth annual Cellar 2 Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience takes ...

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