South African Water Missions
Mar01

South African Water Missions

 We’ve put together a heart-pounding bucket list at selected ‘hot’ water spots all over the country.  Kloofing Kloofing or Canyoneering (as it’s known internationally) involves a whole lot more than just taking a leap of faith. It requires some hiking, swimming, jumping, boulder-hopping or bum-sliding before you reach your refreshing aquatic pool.  It does require risks, so Kloofing should only be undertaken on a guided...

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Ironman and Lifesaver
Feb22

Ironman and Lifesaver

Sanele Nxumalo hails from Lamontville Durban, he’s a professional lifeguard, an Ironman, is only 23 and already has a string of achievements to his name.  Amanzi gets to know this determined youngster and finds out how he aims to realize his dreams. Q: What made you choose lifesaving and how did you start lifesaving? I was introduced to lifesaving by my friends at eThekwini Surf Lifesaving Club. It was the first club I joined, and it...

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13 000 Swimmers At aQuellé Midmar Mile
Feb15

13 000 Swimmers At aQuellé Midmar Mile

The 2018 aQuellé Midmar Mile, took place on 10 and 11 February and saw some 13 000 swimmers take to the waters of Midmar Dam. These are some of the result highlights Disabled/Ironman/Ironwoman/Biathlon/71 years and over event: Won by 1st male Terence Parkin (Paralympian) and 1St Female – Maritza Synders in 29:36. Company relay event: Won by Unilever consisting of Megan Wainwright, Murray McDougall, Megan Liebetrau, Shawn Hughes...

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What is a Race Train Race Tour?
Feb05

What is a Race Train Race Tour?

We were wondering just what a ‘Race Train Race Tour’ was? This format allows swimmers to race a short open water race to improve their distance swimming. And it’s not surprising that the athletes participating in this tour are from Canada as their open waters will just be impossible to train in during their Winters.  Six young athletes are in South Africa for a two-week Race Train Race Tour as part of Swimming Canada’s strategy to...

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Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town
Jan25

Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town

Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town  Only 13 out of 35 public swimming pools in Cape Town remain open. The rest are closed in a desperate bid to preserve our precious water reserves. These days most private pools are looking more like frog ponds. Thankfully our surrounding oceans have plenty of water. Our coastline boasts a range of natural tidal pools offering welcome relief from a sweltering Cape Summer. The best part is that they don’t...

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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 Children’s Learn to Swim...

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