Exciting open water swims

in support of special South African projects

 

 

Current Project: MUZUKIDZ

Swim For Hope is a fundraising platform through which open water swimmers can dedicate a solo or group swim, or individual race participation, to a worthy South African cause.

Swim for Hope was born in 2013 when Carina Bruwer returned to the ocean after a 5 year break during which she started a family. It was a dramatic solo rounding of Cape Point in support of the Little Fighters Association (LFCT), an NPO that supports children with cancer and their families. Subsequently, Carina organised three group swims around Cape Point for LFCT, raising in excess of R300,000 in total for this organisation.  She also dedicated various solo swims and races in Europe to the project.

Carina’s third child was born in 2016, resulting in another short hiatus from her beloved sport, and now in 2018, she is planning to return yet again, and this time for a new beneficiary that is very close to her heart. In September 2018, she will be attempting an unprecedented “Triple Countries” swim from France, through Monaco, to Italy – a 22km route that has not been swum before. Funds raised will go towards the Muzukidz project – a Cape Town based organisation that offers the opportunity for children from surrounding townships to learn to play the violin. Muzukidz is in great need of more funds in order to grow and reach more children; moneys raised will go towards training and hiring more teachers and purchasing instruments, and ultimately changing the lives of more children.
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“When I had kids, my priorities changed and although I kept up my fitness in the pool, extreme swimming naturally had to take a back seat.  I did however miss open water swimming and the ocean was calling my name loudly, but embarking on a big swim is so time consuming and takes up so much of one’s energy…  So I made a deal with myself: if I was going to swim again, I needed to do it in a way that was not just for my own enjoyment; I had to swim to make a difference – I had to SWIM FOR HOPE!”

Carina

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LATEST NEWS

South African Musician plans groundbreaking international swim in support of local music school

Carina Bruwer, internationally renowned contemporary flute player and founding member of the multiple award-winning instrumental group Sterling EQ, will attempt to swim approximately 22km from Nice (France), past Monte Carlo (Monaco) to Ventimiglia...

BRUWER WOWS ITALIAN CROWD WITH 21KM SWIM FOR SOUTH AFRICAN CAUSE, DAY AFTER STERLING EQ’S ITALIAN DEBUT

Carina Bruwer - South African marathon swimming veteran and lead player of multiple award-winning instrumental pop group Sterling EQ - made waves in Italy this week when she completed an epic 21km solo swim for charity, following on from Sterling EQ’s debut...

Italy calling: Carina to swim 18km and Sterling to play 18 tracks (at least!)

Sterling EQ will be traveling to Spotorno in north-west Italy in October for a performance hosted by BeWater and SwimTheIsland, Europe's largest open water swimming event, at which the trio's sporty flautist Carina Bruwer will be the celebrity guest and event...

SA’s SEASONED OPEN WATER SWIMMERS ARE SET TO SUPPORT CHILD CANCER THROUGH EXTREME SWIM FOR HOPE

After a highly successful “Swim For Hope” in which over R120,000 was raised in 2014, more than a dozen seasoned South African open water swimmers will again attempt the 8km extreme rounding of Cape Point, in support of the Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT), a local...

Carina swims 18km for Hope at Italy’s premiere open water event

During the first week of October 2014, Carina traveled to north Italy, having been invited by the organisers of Swim The Island - Italy's largest open water swimming event with over 1200 entrants, and one of the biggest in Europe - to appear as special international...
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