Carina Bruwer of Sterling EQ is on a mission through Swim For Hope to raise R600 000 to make December, especially Christmas, bearable for children with cancer. Recently, she swam 21km in Italy and earned R20 000 for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.
Backstroke, breast stroke or even doggy paddle – it's all welcome at the Midmar Mile, the annual gathering acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the largest open water swim on the planet. It's a happy, vibrant community event, with champions swimming alongside newbies, and everyone out to have fun.
On the long drive back from East London after the Iron Man triathlon, two Captonians decided to do "something absolutely epic" – and settled on a 500km swim from Mozambique to the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. In doing so, they are raising funds for Miles for Smiles.
Take a boat to the venue, dodge penguins crossing the road, and hope that the southwester doesn't blow you off your feet: the Tri-Rock Robben Island, set for its second instalment in mid-October, is a triathlon race like no other.