Sanlam Cape Mile entries open

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Entries for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile, will open on Saturday, 01 October 2016. Returning to the majestic Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 19 February 2017 entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim. Seen here: Myles Brown pipping Chad Ho and Danie Marais to the finish of the 2016 Sanlam Cape Mile. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

Entries for the Sanlam Cape Mile, the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, will open on Saturday, 01 October 2016.

Returning to the majestic Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 19 February 2017 entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

“We are proud to celebrate the Sanlam Cape Mile’s 3rd anniversary in 2017,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “It is exciting to witness the growth of the sport of swimming especially in the Western Cape.  In 2015 the Sanlam Cape Mile boasted with close to 1000 entrants, while in 2016 the number was boosted to just over 1500.  We are excited to continue this trend in 2017.  Together with the support of Sanlam and Speedo we look forward to welcoming swimmers to the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim.”

“We are delighted to be part of this fantastic event and to see how it has grown in popularity since its launch in 2015. Sanlam recognizes how crucial balance is to one’s wellbeing and swimming is a step in the right direction. The Cape Mile gives swimmers the opportunity to take part in a safe mass swim that is ideal for the family,” says Carl Roothman, CEO of Sanlam’s retail business. “I have no doubt that with our Sanlam sponsorship we can grow the Sanlam Cape Mile even further in numbers and ensure that it remains a world-class event for swimmers from all over the country.”

EVENT INFORMATION:

Date: Sunday, 19 February 2017
Venue:  Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)
Entry Fee:  1 mile (1.6km) / R170
  500m / R70
Entries Open: Saturday, 01 October 2016

 “Speedo SA’s ethos is first and foremost to inspire people to swim,” says Deidre Scodeller, Speedo Brand General Manager.  “We encourage people to choose swimming as their means to getting fit.  It has been proven that swimming provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming resulting in a healthy body, a healthy mind and you being #SpeedoFit.  The Sanlam Cape Mile is a slick, well organized and all-inclusive swim which caters for the whole family. We look forward to seeing some of the top open water swimmers from around the country compete in what promises to be a nail-biting race.”

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

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Have a look at the highlights of 2016http://bit.ly/2bRJ8YL

For more information on the Sanlam Cape Mile please contact Stillwater Sports on email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

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