19 OCTOBER 2019 WATERFRONT CANAL CHALLENGE

The Waterfront Canal Challenge is Africa’s only urban canal swim and swimrun event. Winding its way through the canals of the world famous V&A Waterfront, this popular annual sporting event raises funds for a number of worthy charity projects supported by the Waterfront Rotary Club.

19 OCTOBER 2019 WATERFRONT CANAL CHALLENGE

The Waterfront Canal Challenge is Africa’s only urban canal swim and swimrun event. Winding its way through the canals of the world famous V&A Waterfront, this popular annual sporting event raises funds for a number of worthy charity projects supported by the Waterfront Rotary Club.

EVENT

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SWIM

Participants can choose from a 1-mile (1600m) or half-mile (800m) open water swim in either a wetsuit or skins category. Water temperature is between 14 – 16 degrees

SWIM & RUN

Comprises of a 4.6 km run around the V&A Waterfront interspersed by legs of open water swimming both totalling 6km.

WATERFRONT ROTARY BENEFICIARY PROJECTS

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The Waterfront Rotary Club was chartered on 12 September 1992, the is one of Cape Town’s most vibrant and active clubs. The club is a member of Rota­ry International, the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, and are committed to helping our local communities make sustainable change in six main areas of focus: Peace and Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community development. 100% of profits raised from the Waterfront Canal Challenge are used to benefit projects in these focus areas within the Western Cape. In 2017-2018, the club has spent over R260 000.00 supporting these projects.
Basic Education and Literacy
R133 229.00
Youth Development
R56 000.00
Economic and Community Development
R35 000.00
Disease Prevention
R26 000.00

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A key goal of the Waterfront Canal Challenge is to raise awareness around plastic pollution and how the public can assist in turning the tide on single-use plastics ‘one wave at a time’. Spectators and school learners will be able to participate in an ART FROM TRASH competition – open to all primary and high schools.

This initiative, supported by the Two Oceans Aquarium, is yet another interactive way for families to enjoy the day out. Entrants must use waste materials, mostly plastic to create sculptures, relating to Saving our Oceans from pollution. There are tons of prizes to be won including cash and Two Oceans Aquarium tickets.

This year sees us host our first SCHOOL SWIM CHALLENGE which offers young swimmers and school swim teams the opportunity to pit themselves against competitors of similar age and skill. Which school will walk away with the SCHOOL CHAMPION title in 2019?

AMBASSADORS

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Michelle Weber

Michelle is 22 years old and competed at the last Olympic Games in 2016 for the open water swimming event. She was also junior world champion in the 5km event and has been selected to represent South Africa at the five FINA World Championship. She is currently the reigning South African champion for both the 5km and 10km for the last 7 years. This is the second year that Michelle has kindly donated her time and support to this event benefitting a number of worthy causes.

Ryan Stramrood

A dip into Ryan Stramrood’s swimming CV is impressive, and cold: he has already completed 100 Robben Island-to-mainland crossings and swam solo across the notorious English Channel. With a team of South Africans, he swam the first official “Ice Mile” in -1°C water in Antarctica, completed the world’s first swim around the southernmost tip of South America – Cape Horn – and, again with some extreme friends, was the first, South African male to swim from Europe to Africa across the Gibraltar Strait.

CAPE TOWN
BOAT SHOW

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CAPE TOWN BOAT SHOW

18-20 October 2019

The annual Cape Town International Boat show, is South Africa’s premier boating and luxury lifestyle event.

18-20 October 2019

The annual Cape Town International Boat show, is South Africa’s premier boating and luxury lifestyle event.

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