Swimming

Only a (Sanlam) mile away

Danie Marais sprinting his way to victory at the Sanlam Cape Mile.

It was Stillwater Sport that noticed the need for a mass participated open water swim and also picked the ideal location for the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile Swim at Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw. It turned out to be the perfect day with cool weather and warm water with little wind to speak of. Swimmers came out in massive numbers to take part ...

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Marias, Weber claim victory at inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile

Danie Marais claimed gold at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  Marais completed the swim in a well-deserved time of 17 minutes 41 seconds.  Seen here:  An ecstatic Danie Marais crosses the finish line.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

Just over 1000 eager swimmers gathered at the water’s edge of the Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015 to be part of the action at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile. Competition was rife in the elite men’s race with Danie Marais, Myles Brown and Chad Ho swimming neck on neck for the duration of ...

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Myles Brown ready for Sanlam Cape Mile debut

The Sanlam Cape Mile will debut at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.   XTERRA Warriors taking part in the Totalsports XTERRA South African Championship presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT the following weekend are invited to enter the Sanlam Cape Mile as a warm up to South Africa’s largest off road triathlon experience. Seen here:  Totalsports XTERRA Warriors in action.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

The Sanlam Cape Mile will debut at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  Attracting the attention of a number of SA’s top swimmers, including Myles Brown, the Sanlam Cape Mile is guaranteed to be action-packed from start to finish. “Swimming is a great way to get rid of excess energy,” says Brown.  ...

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Marais excited to take on the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile

Seen here:  Danie Marais in action.  Photo Credit:  Leap Communications

Top South African open water swimmer Danie Marais will be seen in action at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile on Saturday, 14 February 2015 at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape). Marais was introduced to the sport of swimming at the tender age of four.  “My parents introduced me to the sport.  My mother was also a ...

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BMT and Sanlam Cape Mile host a talk about open water swimming

The inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile debuts at the Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

BMT Stellenbosch together with the organizers of the exciting Sanlam Cape Mile will be hosting an exciting evening dedicated to the sport of open water swimming on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Both seasoned swimmers and newcomers to the sport will benefit from the evening’s line up which will include discussions with Olympic Swimmer Trudi Maree and top South African triathlete ...

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Water safety a priority for Sanlam Cape Mile event organisers

Stellenbosch based sports marketing agency, Stillwater Sports is taking the matter of water safety extremely serious in their preparation to host the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Stellenbosch based sports marketing agency, Stillwater Sports is taking the matter of water safety extremely serious in their preparation to host the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile. “Although we are excited to host the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile in February, with this fun event comes the serious matter of water safety,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “This is one ...

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Prize purse announced for Sanlam Cape Mile

Sanlam Cape Mile

Stillwater Sports, the organizers of the much anticipated Sanlam Cape Mile, are proud to announce that the prize purse for the inaugural event will be a whopping R50 300. Taking place at the Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015, the Sanlam Cape Mile is an exciting open water swim.  Entrants can choose ...

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Justsports Open water swim challenge Two Eikenhof Dam Elgin

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Saturday 6 December 2014 Eikenhof Dam Elgin The following distances will be available at Eikenhof Dam Event 1 08H30 10 km Mixed R150.00 Event 1 08H30 7.5km Mixed R130.00 Event 2 11H30 3 km Mixed R90.00 Event 3 12H45 1 km Mixed R75.00 Event 4 13H40 400m Mixed (For beginner and first time swimmers. If you take part in this event you may not enter above ...

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