Team Relay sure to impress at Sanlam Cape Mile 2019

Seen here:  Swimming enthusiasts enjoying an action packed day out with friends and family at the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 5th anniversary at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw) on Sunday, 17 February 2019, the Western Cape’s premier open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments is sure to be a crowd-pleaser both in the elite race and team relay.

The 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile boasts two exciting distances:  a 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim. Categories that can be entered include:  a 1 mile, 5x 1 mile Charity Swim, 500m and 500m team relay (x4 member team).

“The 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile is the perfect event to get the New Year started,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “The event will take place the third weekend in February when weather conditions are at its best and the water is sure to be warm.  To date the Elite Race has been the source of much excitement with the men’s winners being crowned as a result of a nail-biting sprint finish (in 2015, 2016 and 2017).  This is a definite crowd pleaser.”

“Adding to the excitement is the Sanlam Cape Mile’s 500m team relay,” continues Meyer.  “Special moments are enjoyed most when shared.  The 500m team relay is ideal for close-knit families, friends, schools, clubs and companies looking for the ideal team building exercise.  The team needs to consist out of four swimmers who will each swim 500m.  Expect high energy and lots of excitement.  Spectators are encouraged to join in on the fun.  The festival village at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club will be a hub of excitement with good food, great music and a spectacular atmosphere.   We look forward to showcasing just how exciting and rewarding the sport of open water swimming can be.”

The first three teams in the 500m team relay will take home a prize of R5000, R3000 and R2000 respectively.

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, 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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