Carina Bruwer


Artist Info


Rich in symbolism, engaging and entertaining, Carina's keynote takes the audience along on her quest to swim 36km across False Bay, widely known as the "White Shark Capital of the World".  Supported by a powerful visual presentation, this dynamic storyteller brings alive the feelings and experiences of hope, fear, anticipation and trepidation which essentially mirror our experiences in everyday life, and leaves attendees with a tangible vision of how and WHY to move forward and live a life that is driven by soul, rather than one that is limited by fear. 

Awards & Distinctions

  • South African Music Award (SAMA) 2011 for Sterling EQ Live in Concert which Carina produced
  • Tempo Award for best instrumental album of the Year 2013 for the Sterling EQ album Pulse Carina executive produced
  • Cosmopolitan Awesome Woman award 2005
  • Ghoema Award for best instrumental album of the Year 2013 for the Sterling EQ album Pulse which Carina executive produced
  • Lewis Pugh Trophy for the most outstanding swim of the year (2006) – based on speed and quality – for crossing False Bay (36km) in 10 hours, 58 minutes
  • Supersport Champions Award (2004)
  • ATKV Musiq Award for the best performance of a South African work
  • ATKV Muziq Category Prize 
  • Distell Music Prize
  • Huguenot Prize
  • UNISA Overseas Study Bursary runner-up prize
  • Various SAMRO prizes and a Kanna award nomination


  • CNN's African Voices aired a 10-minute long in-depth profile interview with Carina during 2015
  • Main Profile Feature on Gilette World Sport
  • Profile features on many major SA television productions including Kwela, Pasella, The Power Within
  • 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".

Client Feedback

We absolutely loved Carina and will definitely make use of her again.  The audience and our guests rated her an average of 10 out of 10!  Thank you so much.  Elmarie Jooste, BestMed Women Luncheon 1 August 2019

My gosh! The journey you took us on was such an inspiration! The metaphors that were presented between the ocean and life were so real and true. You delivered your talk with such humility and how you turned your passion into something that you could give back is really a lesson for all. Also loved watching your strokes under the water as I have taken up swimming in the last year, not ocean yet :)   Shani Judes, organizer – Wavescape Slide Night

I was engrossed and simply loved your talk.  I was sitting listening to your determination, your “self” wanting to achieve, your personal enjoyments, the ego, your disappointments in failure, your achievements, and yet you spoke of the lack of feeling fulfillment…. until the LITTLE FIGHTERS cancer trust came into the equation, and you found meaning of contribution to what you do. Thank you so much. It made a profound impact on my thought processes.  And by the way, your two little girls are so pretty, so precious! Go well special lady. You are an inspiration indeed!  Natalie Wittwen – The School of Lifestyle Medicine

What an eye opener; everyone just loved your talk!  And your timing is simply impeccable.  Thanks again.  Ross Johnson - St Cyprian's School

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"Carina Bruwer, musician and record-breaking open-water swimmer, with a powerful mix of humility and humour, blasted the audience with a ray of inspiration around her long distance swimming exploits" - The Green Times


Typical Budget for Carina Bruwer is
R8000 - R25000 excl. VAT.


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