1-mile & half-mile Open Water Swim

13 November 2022

Join us for the 4th edition of Africa’s ONLY urban open water canal swim. 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.

1-mile and half-mile Open Water Swim

13 November 2022

Join us for the 4th edition of Africa’s ONLY urban open water canal swim. 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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Entrants have 2 months to complete a 32.5 km swim using the MyVirtualMission app. You can chose to swim a km per day or split the distance into fewer long swims. It’s entirely up to you!

This virtual event is open to swimmers across the world. Challenge your friends and family and help us raise funds to build a spectacular outdoor break area for the healthcare workers at Somerset Hospital in Cape Town.

HOW TO ENTER

CONGRATULATIONS!

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The following swimmers have completed their 32km virtual Robben Island circumnavigation!

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

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.

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