Swimming

A tremendous prize purse increase announced for Sanlam Cape Mile

The Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will boast with a tremendous prize purse increase of R90 000, taking the 2016 prize purse to a total of R140 000.  Seen here:  Swimmers in action during the inaugural event in 2015.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

The Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will boast with a tremendous prize purse increase of R90 000, taking the 2016 prize purse to a total of R140 000. Taking place at the pristine Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Sunday, 07 February 2016, the Sanlam Cape Mile is an exciting open water ...

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Introducing Garmin’s first heart rate monitors for use underwater The HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim

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  Garmin Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., announced two new heart rate monitors, the HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim, designed for underwater use. The HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim are compact and comfortable heart rate monitors and designed to create minimal drag through the water so triathletes and swimmers can take their training to the next level. They are able to store up to 20 ...

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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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