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Swim Info

Social Swims

Please be advised that these Social Swims do not have a safety infrastructure in place. The safety is provided by the swimmers themselves and this take place in the form of the “buddy” system. Should you arrive at any of these swims, please make it clear that it’s your first time and some on within the group will run through the swim route/rules of the day. Plus one of the swimmers will be your “buddy” for the swim. Do not attempt to swim alone as the sea can be so unpredictable. And so if you are traveling to Cape Town to attempt an Atlantic Ocean (Robben Island or Cape Point) swim, it would be advisable to do some training in the ocean. Camps Bay Beach or 4...

TRAINING

SERIOUS POOL TIME Sea Point Pavilion For time in the pool there is no better place than the Sea Point Pavilion. This is a large 50m open air sea water public pool on the beach front in Sea Point. In summer (October to March) the pool is open from 07:00 until 19:00, although it is best to get there early to avoid the crowds. Some swimmers prefer this venue on a Sunday morning. Indeed, you will find other swimmers there every morning, as well as at lunchtimes and after work. Many of the Cape Long Distance Swimming legends should be training - veterans like Peter Bales, Hugh Tucker, Theo Yach and Otto Thanning still train here regularly. Although pool training is vital, it would be...

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