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South African swims in Italy for local charity

Italy swim thumbCarina 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.

In the swim of things at the Midmar Mile

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.

A Mad Swim from Mozambique to Madagascar

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.

South African swims the length of Britain

South African swims the length of Britain

"I was told I was going to die & it couldn't be done. But after 135 days, I've only gone and done it," South African Sean Conway wrote on Twitter on 11 November after becoming the first person to swim the length of Great Britain.

Race the penguins on Robben Island

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.

Team SA profile: Cameron van der Burgh

Van der Burgh captures Olympic gold

South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh swam "the perfect race" to capture Olympic gold in the 100 metres breaststroke in London on Sunday evening, winning the final in a world record time of 58.46 seconds.
I am an African: Roland Schoeman

I am an African: Roland Schoeman

South African swimming sensation Roland Schoeman has turned down a multi-million dollar offer to represent the Gulf state of Qatar, saying it was "of tremendous importance to me that I am part of the vibrant, challenging, frustrating, beautiful and above all hopeful country I call home".
Midmar Mile: SA's record-setting swim

Midmar Mile: SA’s record-setting swim

South Africa's Midmar Mile - the world's largest open water swim - was first swum in 1973 when three friends, unable to compete in the Buffalo Mile in East London because of petrol restrictions, decided to stage a race in KwaZulu-Natal.

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