School teaches a lesson on plastic pollution
Mar14

School teaches a lesson on plastic pollution

Dainfern College put an inventive spin on their Swimathon annual fundraiser. They wanted to highlight plastic pollution, so they added plastic bottles into their swimming pool before the swimathon. In line with the Dainfern College Foundation’s aim to ‘multiply our impact on the world around us,’ they had the school collect as many plastic bottles as possible. These were then thrown into the pool before the Grade 4-7 pupils swam, to...

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Take the plunge with these cool water adventures
Mar01

Take the plunge with these cool water adventures

If you fancy a weekend of high-adrenalin, that’s out of your comfort zone, but still quenches your aquatic appetite, why not try these for close-to-the-edge water adventures? 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...

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Watch out for this Ironman and Lifesaver – he dreams big.
Feb22

Watch out for this Ironman and Lifesaver – he dreams big.

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. His physique resembles a modern-day Viking and he has an unbounded ambition to clinch the Surf Lifesaving National Title. Amanzi gets to know this determined youngster and finds out how he aims to realise his dreams. Q: What made you choose lifesaving and how did you start...

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Competition winner Amy shares her underwater photo-shoot
Feb19

Competition winner Amy shares her underwater photo-shoot

We had some great feedback from our Underwater Photoshoot winner – Amy Harding-Goodman. And we are thrilled to be able to share the fruits of Gabriella Slegrova’s talent as a photographer. This is what Amy had to say: “I had an amazing time with this talented photographer. It was a wonderful prize to win and it taught me so much about underwater photography. It was so much more challenging than I expected, and it gave me new...

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Rating the Kickboard
Feb13

Rating the Kickboard

The Kickboard. That piece of equipment that swimmers love to hate. It’s still a great training and teaching aid and yields benefits. Benefits range from improving your overall swimming speed and maintaining your technique. We checked in with some experts to find out how they rate them. Kickboards are however not recommended for swimmers who have neck and shoulder issues as kicking with a board can place additional stress on these...

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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...

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