Big Bay Event Swims
Around the Rocks
This popular swim is the oldest organized ocean swim in Cape Town.
The swim distance is around 2500m swimming around the Big Bay rock islands with the swell size determining the exact distance of the route. Average water temperature between 12 and 15 degrees.
Clifton 4th beach to 3 Anchor Bay, a swim of approximately 5km, is set over one of the most scenic routes in Cape Town.
The swim starts in the relatively sheltered waters of 4th Beach Clifton and follows the shoreline past Bantry Bay and Sea Point finishing at 3 Anchor Bay.
This route allows the swimmer, support crew and Media contingency stunning views of Table Mountain while allowing spectators the opportunity to follow the race from the roadway.
The ship wreck of the Seli 1, a Turkish bulk carrier, in 2009 inspired a new swim route, starting on the beach in Bloubergstrand, swimming around the wreck and heading north until you pass the rocks separating Small and Big Bay and turn towards the finish in front of the Lifesaving Club.
Generally a cold swim around 13 degrees but relatively fast with the prevailing current.
An extreme swim of 10.5Km starting at the Milnerton Lighthouse and heading north to Big Bay. Swim follows the prevailing current but the cold Atlantic waters makes this a swim for experienced swimmers.
A relay option allows the opportunity for less experienced swimmers to participate.