WWF South Africa has partnered with the successful Bridge
House Mile event to offer environmentally-conscious swimmers the chance to show
their love of nature by swimming in support of WWF.
The Bridge House Mile will take place on Saturday, 2
November 2013 at the Berg River Dam, Franschhoek. The day will offer swimming
events for all abilities, from development swimmers having a splash, to 200 and
400 metre junior and beginner events, to the main Mile swim. Swimmers can
choose to Swim for Nature in any one of the event categories.
How it works
The cost to Swim for
Nature is R500, and includes:
An entry into any one
of the Bridge House Mile event categories:
- 200 m Fun Swim & Beginners
- 200 m Juniors (U10 to U12)
- 400 m Schools Solo Swim (U13 to U18)
- 400 m Schools Team Swim (U13 to U18)
- 400 m Beginners Swim (all ages)
An entry into the exclusive WWF Panda Splash over 200m,
cheered on by celebrities like former Miss South Africa Amy Kleinhans and
swimming alongside Jeremy Harris, 94.5Kfm presenter.
Swim for Nature swimming cap
WWF Buff headwear
Take the journey of water
The Berg River Dam
has strategic significance as a venue for Swim for Nature in that the water is
the freshest of any dam in South Africa.
This aids us in raising awareness around freshwater and
where it comes from. Many people are unaware that water doesn’t come from a tap
or a dam; water is provided by healthy and functioning ecosystems.
Only 8% of South
Africa’s land area provides us with more than half our surface water. The Berg
River catchment, which supplies the Berg River Dam with its fresh water is one
of these special areas. If we can protect this 8% we will go a long way to ensuring
water security for our water-scarce country.
Swim for Nature Panda
The prize for the winner of the Panda Splash category is two
nights’ accommodation for two kindly sponsored by Le Quartier Français in