Cadiz Brian Curtis Mile

From Openwaterpedia

The Brian Curtis Mile is part of the Freedom Swim - Swim Series in the Western Cape in South Africa owned and operated by Ram Barkai. The event was started in 1999 in memory of Brian Curtis, one of the founding directors of Cadiz Holdings Limited, in 1994. As a director of Cadiz, Curtis' main role was to implement and develop Cadiz Securities' fixed income research and brokering business. He was one of the founding directors of Cadiz Holdings Limited and a keen swimmer who died tragically in a motorcycle accident in 1998.

Under the direction of Ram Barkai, Cadiz now plays a major role in rolling out and organizing a number of open water swims, from mass participation swims to extreme swims of cold and rough nature.


200m, 3 km, 1 mile




City Grabouw - Elgin Country Club

State/County/Province Western Cape

Country South Africa

Region Africa


Name Hester Snyman

Email [1]

Event Information

Month: February

Event Date: 12 February 2012


Class: Charity

Wetsuit: No

Charity: Yes

Relay: No


Sponsors include Speedo, Buchulife and Similasan.

Freedom Swim - Swim Series

The Freedom Swim - Swim Series includes the Cadiz Brian Curtis Mile, Cadiz Human Rights Day Swim, Cadiz Freedom Swim, Youth Day Swim, Women's Day Swim and Heritage Day Swim.