Team Relay guarantees added excitement at Sanlam Cape Mile

Seen here (from left to right):  Team members Nicole Kannemeyer, Jacques Kannemeyer, Werner Kannemeyer and Andre Kannemeyer will take part in the 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments in the 500m team relay category.


Returning to the serene Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019, the 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments features a fun 500m team relay category (four swimmers per team) that guarantees to be the source of much excitement.

One of the first teams to enter, Team Kannemeyer will comprise three brothers and a sister-in-law.

“We’ve all taken part in various triathlons as individual entrants.  The Sanlam Cape Mile is the only big Mile race in the Western Cape that allows individual and team entries,” says Jacques Kannemeyer.  “We are looking forward to participating as a family.  The team relay definitely adds an additional fun element to the event.  Apart from all the jokes flying around between the extended family, the team entry gives us a great opportunity to work towards a common goal while on the day we will get to enjoy the event together.”

“The team element adds more fun, while the shorter 500m distance is definitely more appealing.  I’m looking forward to winning the race,” says Nicole Kannemeyer. 

Werner Kannemeyer is looking forward to the challenge of the Sanlam Cape Mile.  “This will be the first time that I participate in the Sanlam Cape Mile.  The team element is great as it allows for some family team building.   My main goal is to make it to the finish.”

“Jacques is the reason that we entered the Sanlam Cape Mile,” says Andre Kannemeyer.  “He is the only team member that has participated at the event in the past.  I agree with Werner, my goal is also to finish.”

Husband and with duo, Gunter and Lee-Anne Richter will team up with friends, Paul Hodgson and Sue Hatton in the Sanlam Cape Mile’s 500m team relay.

“Our reason for entering the Sanlam Cape Mile is two-fold,” says Gunter Richter.  “We wanted to do an open water swim and have a challenge to get fit.  This will be the first time that I participate in the event.  We have yet to confirm who our strongest swimmer is and have not yet decided on the swim sequence.  Our goal is to finish the swim while having a fun day out doing something different.”

EVENT INFORMATIONSanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments 

Celebrating its 5th anniversary at the Eikenhof Dam (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Sunday, 17 February 2019, the Western Cape’s premier open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments will boast two exciting distances:  a 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

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)

Entries Close: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 12h00
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

Instagram:  @cape_mile

The Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments is the perfect warm-up swim for the largest XTERRA in the world, XTERRA Grabouw which will take place at the same venue the following weekend (Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 February 2019).

For more information or to enter the Sanlam Cape Mile please visit, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email 


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.

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