Olympian takes on 902km odyssey to teach deaf children to swim
Jan11

Olympian takes on 902km odyssey to teach deaf children to swim

Olympian takes on 902km odyssey to teach deaf children to swim This Olympian Swimmer was born deaf, is a silver medallist and the most celebrated Deaflympic athlete in the world. Terence Parkin has won a total of 34 medals, 31 of them were golds and he’s won the Midmar Mile twice. Now he’s taking on a grueling 902km cycle, swim and canoe odyssey to raise money for children with disabilities as part of the Deaf...

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Traditional New Year’s Day Swim
Jan08

Traditional New Year’s Day Swim

Hundreds of people took to the ocean for a New Year’s Day swim, enthusiastically participating in an annual tradition which has become a beloved ritual in many seaside towns across Europe.   Brave swimmers braved chilly waters across the globe and donned their swimsuits, fancy hats & silly costumes to welcome the New Year in a traditional chilly swim.  Swimmers wearing red bobble hats run towards the North Sea...

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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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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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S.A.’s Extreme Adventurers – Superpowers or Super Mind-Power?
Nov03

S.A.’s Extreme Adventurers – Superpowers or Super Mind-Power?

We are constantly amazed at how many extreme aquatic adventurers South Africa has produced. There seems to be a plethora of them from Lewis Pugh and Braam Malherbe to Riaan Manser and Chris Bertish. They have all completed the impossible by challenging the human spirit. Amanzi Magazine wondered what they all have in common (besides being completely crazy). Do they have super-human genes? Was their motivation was sparked by a...

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