Carina Bruwer

Pop-rock flautist | Marathon Swimmer | Promoter



acclaimed flute virtuoso and founder of the multiple award-winning and internationally renowned instrumental group Sterling EQ, is not only one of the most recognisable instrumental musicians in South Africa; she has also made an indelible mark on the open water and marathon swimming record books through many daring and record-breaking swimming feats. These include the 36km English Channel crossing, swimming from Europe to Africa across the Gibraltar Straits, swimming 35km to cross the “White shark capital of the world”, False Bay, and dozens more local and international extreme swims. She has been ranked as one of the World Open Water Swimming Association’s top 50 most “daring, courageous and audacious” open water swimmers in the world, and she has also been nominated for the International Marathon Swimming’s Hall of Fame.


CNN African Voices


CNN produced a comprehensive 15 minute feature on Carina’s life. Watch it here














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Swimming Highlights

A highly decorated long distance swimmer, Carina has competed in 9 countries, breaking nearly a dozen records (national and international), winning numerous races, and enjoying significant media coverage, highlights of which includes being one of Cosmopolitan’s Awesome Woman, one of Glamour’s “Women We Love”, and Sports Illustrated’s “Top 10 Beauties of Sport”, plus international inserts on Gillette World Sport and CNN.

"One of SA's top endurance athletes" - Cape Argus


RSG interview – Jan 2018

Carina Bruwer Vrydag 19 Januarie 2018 Carina Bruwer is die stigterslid van die plaaslike groep, Sterling EQ. Buiten haar musiektalent, het Carina al menige prestasies behaal in die water as ‘n langafstandswimmer. Haidee Muller het met Carina gesels oor haar musiek,...

Gigster launches #GigsterTrends

Gigster has launched a new entertainment industry blog with features on artists, booking trends and general entertainment industry news.  This new blog, called #GigsterTrends, kicked off with an interview with founder Carina Bruwer.  Read it...

Latest Video

Carina’s version of the iconic Beatles (George Harrison) song While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The slide flute stands in for the guitar in this version – enjoy!


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