Prize Purse Announced For Sanlam Cape Mile

Stillwater Sports, the organizers of the much anticipated Sanlam Cape Mile, are proud to announce that the prize purse for the inaugural event will be a whopping R50 300.  Taking place at the Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015, the Sanlam Cape Mile is an exciting open water swim.  Entrants can choose between an exhilarating mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.

“We are very excited to be able to offer a substantial prize purse for the inaugural event.  Due to the superb support of event sponsors we are able to offer prize money to the top ten swimmers in the Elite Male and Female categories, while the school with the top five swimmers and the school with the most swimmers will also be awarded for their gallant efforts.  We would especially like to encourage the participation of as many schools as possible as this is where the future of the sport lies.  The Sanlam Cape Mile will be a well-organized, safe mass swim that is ideal of the whole family,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.



Saturday, 14 February 2015


Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)

Entry Fee: 

1 mile / R150.00


500m / R50.00

Pre Entries Open:

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

 XTERRA Warriors taking part in the Totalsports XTERRA South African Championship presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT the following weekend are invited to enter the Sanlam Cape Mile as a warm up to South Africa’s largest off road triathlon experience.  The following entry fees will apply to all 2015 Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw entrants: 

Entry Fee: 

1 mile / R80.00


500m / R50.00

The Sanlam Cape Mile is sanctioned by the Western Province Aquatics (WPA).  The swim partner of the Sanlam Cape Mile, Speedo SA aims to inspire people to swim and encourage them to choose swimming for fitness and as their sport of choice. 

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