Have you chosen your swim route, swim category and time frame?
Is your CLDSA membership up to date (log on to www.cldsa.co.za to check and/or register)? R300 is the current membership fee.
Have you logged onto CLDSA.co.za to register your swim (at least 48 hours before)? (Info required: pilot, observer, swim date and time, swim category, R200 swim fee for members.)
Has your skipper completed his/her checklist?
(Robben Island swims): Has CLDSA made contact with Port Authority and Robben Island for notification and received approval (at least 48hr before the swim)? You’ll need to request a swim time. The skipper usually requests this from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the swim, has the observer submitted the swim report?
Will you have a CLDSA approved swim observer on the boat (this could be you)?
Have you contacted SANParks to notify them of the swim (Robben Island swims)?
(Robben Island swims): Have you paid relevant SAN Parks’ fees and sent through proof of payment?
(Robben Island swims): Email email@example.com to ask that CLDSA makes contact with Port Authority and Robben Island for notification and approval (at least 48hr before the swim)? You’ll need to request a swim time.
Has your swimmer completed his/her checklist?
We recommend a first aid qualification.
On the day:
Adhere to all maritime requirements.
(Robben Island swims): Skipper to notify Port Control on channel 14 of swim start and again when swimmer is 1 nautical mile from island.
(Robben Island swims) If swim start is delayed by more than 2 hours – swim must be cancelled
(Robben Island swims) If swim is cancelled or postponed, pilot to notify CLDSA swim co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org who needs to contact Robben Island.