Carina Bruwer

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Carina Bruwer-Pugliese (February 2006 crossing of False Bay)
Swim course from Rooi Els to Miller's Point across False Bay in South Africa
Carina Bruwer-Pugliese is a Cape Town-based SAMA-winning musician and producer, marathon swimmer, mother of two, and owner / founder of Five Seasons Entertainment, one of the largest entertainment agencies in South Africa.


Swimming Career

She completed two swims of the Oceans Seven, a crossing of the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar in 3 hours 35 minutes on 15 June 2005 at the age of 25. In February 2006, Carina became the third swimmer to swim the False Bay Crossing. She holds several open water swimming records including Cape Point - Fastest Female Crossing, Danger Point - First Circumnavigation around Danger Point, Robben Island - Fastest Circumnavigation around Robben Island and Round Cape Point - Fastest Female Swim from Diaz beach to Buffels Bay.


Her talents has resulted in extensive media coverage, including lifestyle features on Gillette World Sport (international), Pasella (SABC2), The Power Within (SABC3), Kwela (Kyknet); as well as prime time news inserts on SABC1, 2 and 3 and ETV. In print media she has made the front page of most local newspapers, and has been featured in glossies including Sarie, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Sports Illustrated and Shape Magazine, amongst many others, while she was featured as one of Glamour mag's 12 "Women We Loved" and a “Cosmo Awesome Woman".


An acclaimed and multi-award winning flautist, Bruwer-Pugliese holds the degree BMus(Hons) cum laude. She is a versatile soloist known for seamlessly fusing classical and contemporary styles (jazz, Latin and ethnic) in her performances. She currently performs exclusively as part of South Africa's instrumental supergroup Sterling EQ.

Five Seasons Entertainment

Bruwer-Pugliese directs Five Seasons Entertainment, specialising in the areas of artist management, entertainment PR, and entertainment event production. Five Seasons is recognised as one of the largest and most reputable entertainment agencies of its sort in South Africa.

Sterling EQ

Boasting four successful releases, over 600 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide, Sterling EQ is one of the most successful instrumental bands South Africa has ever produced. The group has performed in 10 countries, shared stages with local and international icons, and has enjoyed extensive international recognition as well as local awards and nominations. The live DVD, which was awarded a South African Music Award in 2011, was also produced by Carina.

Marathon Swims

False Bay Crossing (South Africa)
First South African woman and third swimmer ever
Date: 26 February 2006
Distance: 36 km
Time: 10 hours 58 minutes

Strait of Gibraltar, Spain to Morocco
Date: 15 June 2005
Distance: 16 km
Time: 3 hours 35 minutes, female record

Swim Around Key West, Florida (U.S.A.)
Female winner and 3rd place overall
Date: June 2006
Distance: 20 km
Time: 4 hours 39 minutes

International Swimming Marathon of Toroneos Gulf (Greece)
Female winner and 4th place overall
Date: 23 July 2005
Distance: 26 km
Time: 7 hours 58 minutes

English Channel, England to France - Fastest South African woman
Date: 1 August 2005
Distance: 36 km
Time: 12 hours 3 minutes

Around Robben Island Swim - Overall record (South Africa)
Date: 27 April 2005
Distance: 11 km
Time: 3 hours 7 minutes

First person to round the Northernmost point of Africa - Bizerte (Tunisia)
Date: 15 October 2004
Distance: 16 km
Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

First person to round Danger Point - Gansbaai (South Africa)
Date: 11 August 2004
Distance: 11 km
Time: 3 hours 16 minutes

First female and first South African to swim around Cape Agulhas (South Africa)
Date: 27 April 2004
Distance: 11 km
Time: 2 hours 16 minutes

First South African to swim around Cape Point (South Africa)
Date: 27 March 2004
Distance: 8.5 km
Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Time: 2 hours 18 minutes (as part of the Swim For Hope in 2014

25km South African Open Water Swimming Championships
Location: Midmar
Date: February 2005
Second female, fourth place overall

10km South African Open Water Swimming Championships
Location: Midmar
Date: February 2004
First place overall

10km Western Province Open Water Swimming Championships (South Africa)
Date: December 2003
First female, third overall

Vista Nova Big Swim (Annual Robben Island - Bloubergstrand race in South Africa)
Second female 2003, 2004 and 2005

False Bay 12km Iron Man Swimming Challenge (Simonstown to Muizenberg)
First female 2003
Second female 2004

Robben Island to Bloubergstrand 7.5km (South Africa)
5 crossings to date
Best time of 2 hours 3 minutes on 24 April 2004

Swim around Cape Point for Little Fighters Cancer Trust (South Africa)
Date: 24 April 2013
Distance: 8.5 km
Time: 2 hours 36 minutes


Swim For Hope

Bruwer also organized the Swim For Hope, an 8 km ocean swim from Diaz Beach to Buffels Bay around Cape Point in South Africa. It is a charity swim for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust. She will swim with the following 14 open water swimmers from Cape Town and Johannesburg:

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