Media Alert: City to Host Triathlon at Big Bay and Swimming Clinics | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: City to Host Triathlon at Big Bay and Swimming Clinics

15 February 2011


The City of Cape Town's Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department in partnership with 11Global will host the third annual 11Global Triathlon at Big Bay Beach on Sunday 20 February 2011.

The triathlon consists of a 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike ride and a 10 km run. 11Global aims to develop this race into the premier Olympic-distance event in South Africa. The event is sanctioned by Triathlon South Africa.

In partnership with Western Province Triathlon, 11Global will present swimming clinics for learners on behalf of the City of Cape Town The clinics will be conducted by international triathletes at two of the City's swimming pools. Some of the learners will participate in the triathlon as part of 11Global's development programme.

The clinics will be devoted to learners currently participating in the City's swimming programmes from the six districts within the city. It is hoped that the clinics will further enhance training and progress for developmental swimmers.

Approximately 80 learners will participate at both the Atlantis Swimming Pool clinic and the Blue Downs Swimming Pool clinic.

Details of the clinics:

Date: Thursday 17 February
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Hindle Road (Same entrance as Blue Downs Stadium), Blue Downs

Date: Friday 18 February
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Atlantis Swimming Pool, c/o Grosvenor and Rygersdal Avenue, Atlantis

Details of the Triathlon:

Date: Sunday 20 February
Time: 07:00 - 14:00
Venue: Big Bay Beach, Bloubergstrand

All media are welcome to attend.

Media Enquiries: 

Lisle Brown
Media Liaison Officer
City of Cape Town
Tel: 021 400 3065
Cell: 084 888 1901

Gert Bam
Director of Sport, Recreation and Amenities
Tel: 021 400 5090
Cell: 084 222 1242