Carina Bruwer - Speaker - By Promotivate Speaker Agency

Carina Bruwer

Conference Speaker Carina Bruwer - By Promotivate Speaker Agency

Carina Bruwer

South Africa: Successful open-water marathon swimmer, internationally renowned musician, and successful entrepreneur


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South Africa

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One of Africa’s most accomplished female open-water marathon swimmers, Carina Bruwer, is an internationally renowned musician and successful entrepreneur. She is known for her bold ventures in the ocean, business, and life. Through her incredible stories of courage, transformation, and altruism, she inspires and motivates others.

Swimming Career

Carina Bruwer boasts an extensive ultramarathon swimming resume. Amongst her feats, she includes crossing the 36km English Channel, the Gibraltar Straits, False Bay, Nelson Mandela Bay, Walker Bay, Bonifacio Straits, Messina Straits, Triple Country (France – Monaco – Italy), Robben Island, and many more. Most of her swims are either firsts and/or record-breaking feats. She is a nominee for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.   The World Open Water Swimming Association also ranked her one of the “Top 50 Most Daring, Courageous and Audacious” open water swimmers globally.

In 2014, Carina Bruwer founded Swim For Hope. The organisation aims to raise funds and awareness for the South African organisations she supports through her swimming challenges. It has raised over R1 million since its inception.

Musician

Carina Bruwer has also had a trailblazing music career. She has developed a new style of performance that revolutionised instrumental music in South Africa and beyond. She has performed on international stages with global icons.

Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, Carina Bruwer has founded several successful businesses, each of which has become successful within its respective industries.

Diverse Audience

Regarding her speaking career, Carina Bruwer captivates diverse audiences worldwide with her tales of resilience, overcoming adversity, and reaching beyond one’s limits to achieve personal greatness. Her talks cover themes such as goal setting, leadership, teamwork, and personal development, tailored to resonate with each audience. Drawing from her experiences as an ultramarathon swimmer, musician, entrepreneur, and mother, Carina delivers impactful keynote speeches and motivational talks to corporate teams, educational institutions, nonprofit organisations, and community groups.

Carina Bruwer – Speaker

With her unique blend of passion, authenticity, and humour, Carina Bruwer inspires her audiences to push beyond perceived limitations, embrace change, and strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives. She lives in South Africa and presents in English. Her talks differ from most speakers; she plays the flute while her videos of her achievements play on stage behind her.

Speaking topics

  • “10 out of 10”

    Elmarie Jooste, BestMed

  • Carina Bruwer “10 out of 10”
    5 / 5
  • “My Gosh! Such an Inspiration!”

    Shani Judes, Wavescape

  • Carina Bruwer “My Gosh! Such an Inspiration!”
    5 / 5
  • “…made a profound impact on my thought processes”

    Natalie Wittwen, The School of Lifestyle Medicine

  • Carina Bruwer “…made a profound impact on my thought processes”
    5 / 5
  • “As leaders, we identify with the water in which you find yourself”

    Grant Butler, Heads2Gether Conference

  • Carina Bruwer “As leaders, we identify with the water in which you find yourself”
    5 / 5
  • “As a full time professional speaker and teacher of other speakers, I can be a little critical. Not unkindly, just looking for improvement. Carina Bruwer has been on the periphery of my life for a few years now. I've interviewed her on radio, been to her shows and read about her extreme swimming exploits in the newspaper. But recently I've had the privilege to help her take her latest presentation to higher level. I should have anticipated it but Carina is a perfectionist. It has to be right and she demanded feedback until she felt her presentation was getting to a place where she was happy. I was invited to listen to her speak at a recent event, aptly called "Be Inspired". I knew her talk but I was not prepared for the consumate display she put on that evening. Her ability as a musician and flautist was first one display. To watch an Afrikaans classical musician magically transform into "Carlos Santana" was not only remarkable but also very moving. She moved on to her incredible career as one of the worlds greatest long distance swimmers. She speaks of her why, how she manages to push herself beyond what most of us consider possible and I was left in awe of the human spirit. But while she was demonstrating her enormous skill and determination I never lost the connection with Carina, the woman. Carina the mother. Carina the person, who just wants to be good at what she does. She is truly incredible and she can add "professional speaker" to her long list of credits. Truly an inspiration!”

    Andre du Toit - The Big Positive Guy, Professional Motivational Speaker & CEO of High Impact Public Speaking

  • Carina Bruwer “As a full time professional speaker and teacher of other speakers, I can be a little critical. Not unkindly, just looking for improvement. Carina Bruwer has been on the periphery of my life for a few years now. I've interviewed her on radio, been to her shows and read about her extreme swimming exploits in the newspaper. But recently I've had the privilege to help her take her latest presentation to higher level. I should have anticipated it but Carina is a perfectionist. It has to be right and she demanded feedback until she felt her presentation was getting to a place where she was happy. I was invited to listen to her speak at a recent event, aptly called "Be Inspired". I knew her talk but I was not prepared for the consumate display she put on that evening. Her ability as a musician and flautist was first one display. To watch an Afrikaans classical musician magically transform into "Carlos Santana" was not only remarkable but also very moving. She moved on to her incredible career as one of the worlds greatest long distance swimmers. She speaks of her why, how she manages to push herself beyond what most of us consider possible and I was left in awe of the human spirit. But while she was demonstrating her enormous skill and determination I never lost the connection with Carina, the woman. Carina the mother. Carina the person, who just wants to be good at what she does. She is truly incredible and she can add "professional speaker" to her long list of credits. Truly an inspiration!”
    5 / 5