Exciting open water swim launches in the Western Cape

PHOTO CREDIT:  www.oakpics.com

PHOTO CREDIT: www.oakpics.com

Leading sports marketing specialists, Stillwater Sports, have added another prestigious event to their 2015 portfolio with the introduction of the Sanlam Cape Mile.  An exciting and innovative open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will make its debut at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.

“The Sanlam Cape Mile is long overdue in Cape Town,” says Michael Meyer, Director of Stillwater Sports.  “The sport of swimming is popular in schools, clubs and gyms.  The Sanlam Cape Mile will give Western Cape residents the chance to partake in a well-organized, safe mass swim that is ideal for the whole family.  It is extremely encouraging to have the support of a strong company such as Sanlam.  We look forward to building on the event year on year and believe that it will become a prominent fixture on the Cape Sporting Calendar”.

According to Johan van der Merwe, CEO, Sanlam’s Investment Cluster, the Sanlam Cape Mile will be the biggest of its kind in the Western Cape and is expected to carry significant national appeal.  “I am confident that Stillwater Sports will do a great job at managing the event.  At Sanlam we are particularly passionate about people and sport and would like to illustrate this through key sponsorships like the Sanlam Cape Mile”.

“I am a keen believer in safety in swimming,” continues van der Merwe.  “As one of the most popular summer activities worldwide, it is necessary to create awareness around swimming safety.  It is important to ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well”.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Date: Saturday, 14 February 2015
Venue:  Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)
Entry Fee:  1 mile / R150.00
  500m / R50.00
Pre Entries Open: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 

Follow us on Twitter:  @CapeMile

Like our Facebook page:  Cape Mile

The Sanlam Cape Mile is sanctioned by the Western Province Aquatics.

For more information on the Sanlam Cape Mile please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, emailentries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

ABOUT THE SANLAM GROUP 

Sanlam is a leading financial services group listed on the JSE Limited and the Namibian stock exchange. Since its inception in 1918, Sanlam has transformed itself from a life insurance company to a fully diversified financial services business with assets of more than R560 billion and a global footprint. Areas of expertise include insurance, financial planning, retirement, investment and wealth, with comprehensive and tailored financial solutions to individual and institutional clients.

For further information, visit www.sanlam.co.za, like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/sanlamgroup or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/sanlam