The Snyman family is set to make a big splash at this year’s SPAR River Mile when all seven members take to the water for the 90th edition of the Nelson Mandela Bay swimming festival on February 15 and 16.
It will be the second outing at the Sundays River event for the Somerset East farming family, which they hope will become an annual tradition.
“We set a goal to try and do it every year until all of us can swim the full mile,” said mom Suzanne (36).
“We love spending quality time together and this is a lovely family event where we can be together and enjoy the excitement of it all.”
She said it had been a huge challenge for them to take on South Africa’s oldest open-water swim last year but that it had been well organised and a great experience.
“Our daughters Liani, Zaanri and Inge are competitive swimmers – they swim with Aquabear Club – but this was our first open-water swim.”
The five Snyman children, who range in age from five to 14, attend Gill Primary and Gill College.
“We are so privileged to have a pool at the school where we can practise, and we also train in a dam on the farm,” said Suzanne.
Last year, she and husband Petri (40), son Pierre (14), Zaanri (12) and Liani (10) swam the feature races, while Inge (7) took part in the Kids Across the River race in her age group.
“I’ve entered Inge for that event
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