Summer is here – throwback to WINTER Volvo Extreme Waterpolo Tournament
Jan26

Summer is here – throwback to WINTER Volvo Extreme Waterpolo Tournament

2014 marked the tenth time Cape Town hosted the only African stopover of the premier Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), which started from Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2014.   Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad stated how the iconic city of Cape Town and the sight of Table Mountain on the horizon as you approach the port at the end of Leg 1 is always something every ocean racer looks forward to. The seven participating crews – Team SCA (the...

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Street Kid becomes open water swimmer – makes his name amongst long distance fraternity
Jul08

Street Kid becomes open water swimmer – makes his name amongst long distance fraternity

Street Kid becomes open water swimmer – makes his name amongst long distance fraternity Amanzi Magazine salutes the amazing strength and determination of this once homeless boy who has triumphed over adversity and is showing his  true fighting  colours and spirit. On Saturday 28 June, 19 year-old Arafat Gatabazi completed the 7.5km swim from Robben Island to Bloubergstrand, wearing only a standard swimsuit, swimming cap and...

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A QUADRUPLE CROSSING of the Messina Straits
Jun18

A QUADRUPLE CROSSING of the Messina Straits

A QUADRUPLE CROSSING of the Messina Straits Carina completes the Strait of Bonifacio swim, now for a A QUADRUPLE CROSSING of the Messina Straits After waiting for the weather to subside with thunderstorms and and very rough seas forecast for the days preceding the attempt, Carina Bruwer’s attempt to cross the Strait of Bonifacio (15km) between Corsica (France) and Sardinia (Italy) on 15 June had to wait. The chance arrived on...

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Carina Bruwer – Swims for Hope in Italy
Jun08

Carina Bruwer – Swims for Hope in Italy

Carina Bruwer – Swims for Hope in Italy- Amanzi Magazine feature For an open water swim to be official, crossings must be done in accordance with international open water swimming rules: Only one standard swimsuit (no wetsuit), cap and goggles to be worn, and swims must start and end on land, with no contact with support boats or crew allowed. JustGiving – Sponsor me now!  Carina Bruwer, lead player of SAMA Award-winning...

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Swimming is a vital life skill
Apr13

Swimming is a vital life skill

Swimming is a vital life skill Swimming is a vital life skill and one which should be taught to all toddlers and young children. Children who participate in swimming at a young level have so much more confidence later on and more opportunities in a variety of sports throughout their schooling career, such as water polo, triathlon, biathlon and life- saving.  Swimming is a fantastic way to stay fit, injury free, healthy and for kids to...

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