Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments

The Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments is a one mile (1.6km) open water swimming race that takes place at the Grabouw Country Club’s Eikenhof Dam, giving Western Cape swimmers the chance to participate in a safe, mass participation swim. The dark, pristine waters of the Eikenhof Dam provide the perfect setting for an event which appeals to the curious and competent. The inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile was held in 2015 and was a resounding success, the event has grown from strength to strength over the past three years having a field of over 2000 swimmers.

Date Sunday, 18 February 2018
Venue Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club
Entry Fee- 1 Mile R190
Entry Fee- 500m R90
Entry Fee- Relays ( 4x 1000m) R400 per Team
5 x Mile Swim R600
Pre-Entries Open TBC
Pre-Entries Close Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Race Pack Collection venue TBC
Race Pack Collection times TBC

Please note the race starts at 8:30am and will go off in waves
Open Water Swimming Guidelines

Appendix A – Provides guidance to Event Officials on the interpretation and manner of execution of the Event Rules. Download here

Appendix B – FINA and SSA rules concerning Venue, Start, Race, and Team events. Download here

Appendix C – Provides guidance on open water swimming medical issues. Download here

 


ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS

Cape Mile Relay

Distance: 1000m x 4 People

There is a new and exciting new category introduced to The Sanlam Cape Mile! A team of four people can enter the relay category. We encourage families, friends, schools, clubs and corporate teams to enter. The relay consist of a team of 4 swimmers each swimming a lap of 1000m. The start and finish area points of the relay will take place at the race village finish area on the left hand side of the dam.(Out and back swim).

Cape Mile 

Distance:  1.6km

Dependant on the dam water levels (to be determined closer to the time) there are two possible routes; a single lap route, and a two lap route.

Option 1 (Two Lap Route):
The start will be located on the right hand side of the Grabouw Country Club on the Eikenhof Dam. Four buoys will demarcate the route which is set to finish on the left hand side of the Grabouw Country Club. The course will be supported by canoeists with medical staff at hand.

Option 2 (Single Lap Route):
The start and finish areas are in the same location, to the left hand side of the Grabouw Country Club on the Eikenhof Dam. Four to five buoys will demarcate the route, which will be supported by canoeists with medical staff at hand.

Cape Mile 500m

Distance:  500m

The start will be located on the right hand side of the Grabouw Country Club on the Eikenhof Dam. Four buoys will demarcate the route which is set to finish on the left hand side of the Grabouw Country Club. The course will be supported by canoeists with medical staff at hand.

 

5 x Mile Swim

Do you have what it takes to swim the Sanlam Cape Mile five times? Enter the 5 x Mile Swim and prove to yourself that you are capable of taking on the challenge! 5 x Mile swimmers  will receive a unique cap.

Wave 1: 8:30

Wave 2: 9:15

Wave 3: 10:00

Wave 4: 10:45

Wave 5: 11:30