For the Love of the Game of Water Polo
Dec06

For the Love of the Game of Water Polo

He loves water polo. He is the Chairman of Western Province Aquatics Water Polo and the Head of Water Polo at Reddam Constantia, coaching the junior boys and senior girls. He is ‘Mr Water Polo’ and his name is Grant Mackenzie. Amanzi Mag had the pleasure of sharing a coffee with him and chatting all things water polo in South Africa. His Water Polo Journey Grant played school tennis and water polo at St Stithians. Both at a...

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Swimming is good for you & it makes you smarter
Nov21

Swimming is good for you & it makes you smarter

Swimming is not only good for you – it makes you smarter too For swimmers that feeling of euphoria and sheer relaxation after a race or a hard training set, is all too familiar. It’s what keeps us coming back for more. That’s because the feeling of well being is addictive. Much like a ‘runners high’. The release of endorphins from the brain when swimming, reduces the perception of pain. This ‘happy hormone’ interacts with the opiate...

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Swimming clinics for kids this holiday
Nov17

Swimming clinics for kids this holiday

The Ocean Reef Swimming Academy in Bloubergstrand is hosting two Swimming Programmes over the December school holidays. The first is an exciting Swimming Clinic programme from the 11-15 December every morning between 9am and 12pm. Aimed at swimmers from age 7 years plus who can swim strokes. For the more Junior swimmers their strokes only need to be basic. The second is an Intensive Booster Course. Held over 5 days from 11th to 15th...

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Granadilla Lollies inspire local Swimwear Label
Nov14

Granadilla Lollies inspire local Swimwear Label

Granadilla Swimwear has taken the online and retail fashion space by storm. Inspired by Cape Town’s Summer beach anthem “Ice-cream, cole drink, granadilla lolly” two entrepreneurs had an ‘AHA’ moment and a brand was born. Amanzi chatted to Josh Meltz and Adam Duxbury, the dynamic duo behind the fruity, colourful and funky Granadilla brand. Celebrating Local Creatives Adam and Josh set out to create a proudly South African swimwear...

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Ocean Heroes Race – North Beach, Durban
Nov08

Ocean Heroes Race – North Beach, Durban

It’s almost time for the Ocean Heroes Ocean Man Series race on North Beach, Durban – 19th November. Enter now on roag.co.za and challenge yourself with a 1.5 km surf swim or for the super-fit do the ocean man races (1.6km swim / board / ski). First 50 entries get a free breakfast and coffee at the club. Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and loads of lucky draw prizes. For more information:   facebook.com/oceanheroesafrica...

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Swim now, Breathe later. Q+A with S.A.’s Synchro Champs
Nov06

Swim now, Breathe later. Q+A with S.A.’s Synchro Champs

Their world is Water.  The sheer physical beauty and absolute precision of their aqua ‘ballerina’ routines – is truly mesmerising. They have been to four World Championships representing South Africa in the free and technical duet. They are Emma Manners-Wood and Laura Strugnell. Amanzi found out more about their journey and what it takes to be champions. The Journey to Budapest The love affair with synchro started...

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