Sanlam Cape Mile

The Cape Mile 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 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, with some of the country’s top swimmers featuring in a field of nearly 1000 swimmers.

Date Sunday 19th of February 2017
Venue Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club
Entry Fee – 1 mile  R170
Entry Fee – 500m  R70
Pre Entries Open  TBC
Pre Entries Close  Monday 13th Feb 2017
Registration – Speedo Store Canal Walk  Friday 17th Feb 2017 from 11:00am – 20:00pm
Registration – Grabouw Country Club  Sunday, 19th Feb 2017 from 6:00am – 11:30am

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 – Full Route:

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 – Lite Route:

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.