Entries Open for Sanlam Cape Mile 2019

Seen here:  Swimmers in action at the 4th annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the Eikenhof Dam (Elgin, Grabouw) in 2018. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries are open for the 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments that will take place at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin, Grabouw) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.

The Western Cape’s most exhilarating open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile boasts two exciting distances:  a 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

“We are excited to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Sanlam Cape Mile in 2019,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support received since the event’s inception with entry totals growing from 1000 in 2015 to over 2000 in 2018.  We look forward to building on this trend by showcasing just how exciting and rewarding the sport of open water swimming can be.  Our goal has always been to host a fun, safe swim that can be enjoyed by families and friends.”

“The Sanlam Cape Mile boasted a nail-biting sprint finish in 2015, 2016 and 2017,” continues Meyer.  “We are hoping for a repeat in 2019 and are sure that the increased prize purse, which will be announced at a later stage, will help spur this on.  Together with the support of Sanlam Investments and all our other valued sponsors we look forward to welcoming swimmers to the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim.”

Robert Thompson, Head of Marketing at Sanlam Investments added, “It’s been extremely pleasing to see how the Sanlam Cape Mile Swim has grown in popularity and numbers to become one of the top mile swims in the country. As Wealthsmiths we have a deep understanding to what goes into achieving this status and for that reason it is a natural fit to who we are and how we go about achieving the best results for our clients”.

EVENT INFORMATIONSanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments

Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Venue:  Eikenhof Dam (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape)
Events: 1 mile / 5x 1 mile / 500m individual / 500m team relay (4 members per team)
Categories & Entry Fees: 1x mile / R200.00

5x mile / R600.00

500m / R100.00

500m team relay (4 member team) / R400.00 (R100.00 per swimmer)

Start Times: 08:30 – 1 mile

Male and Female U/13
Male & Female 51-60years
Male & Female 60+ years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  09:151 mile

Male & Female 41-50 years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  10:00 – 1 mile

Male & Female 31-40years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  10:45 – 1 mile

Male & Female: Elite

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  11:30 – 1 mile

Male & Female 14-30 years

5x 1 mile – Charity Mile Swim

  12:15 – 500m

Male & Female:  U/13

Male & Female:  Open

  12:45 500m:

Parents and Children

  13:25 – 4 x 500m Team Relay

 The first 2 000 swimmers (entered and paid) will receive a technical event t-shirt, while all swimmers will receive a branded swimming mesh bag. 

Twitter:  @CapeMile

Facebook page:  Cape Mile

For more information or to enter the Sanlam Cape Mile please visit www.stillwatersports.com, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com 


Sanlam is a leading financial services group listed on the JSE Limited and the Namibian Stock Exchange. Established in 1918 as a life insurance company, the South Africa-based Sanlam Group has transformed into a diversified financial services business. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments and Santam  ̶  the Group provides comprehensive and tailored financial solutions to individual and institutional clients across all market segments.

The Group’s areas of expertise include insurance, financial planning, retirement, trusts, wills, short-term insurance, asset management, risk management and capital market activities, investment and wealth. The Group operates in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, India, Malaysia and the United Kingdom and has business interests in the USA, Australia and the Philippines. It has a stake in leading global micro-insurance specialists, UK-based Micro-Ensure Holdings Limited, which has a footprint across Africa and India servicing more than 10 million enrolled clients.

Visit www.sanlam.com or follow us at @sanlam.

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