Big Bay Swim Events

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.

Atlantic Dash

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.

Langebaan Express

This popular swim starts at Preekstoel with the 6km swim ending at Pearly’s and the 12km ending in Mykonos.

This popular swim is scheduled to utilize a strong tidal assist allowing swimmers to challenge themselves with longer than usual distances.

Langebaan Lagoon Around the Island Swim

A challenging swim around the Schaapen Island, Langebaan, pitting the swimmers against the changing tide.

Starts and finishes at the popular Pearly’s restaurant. This swim offers a 1or2 mile option and welcomes all ages.

Lighthouse Swim

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.

Shipwreck Swim

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.

Benguela Cove

Protected swim in the stunning Bot River lagoon. Select between the 800m, 1600m or 4800m courses and enjoy  a light meal and wine tasting at the clubhouse overlooking the swim course.

Social Open Water Swim

A fun family friendly venue with various distances to choose from. Often, but not always, warmer water.

Well known for the fabulous restaurant serving pizza and burgers for after swim snacks while relaxing on the rolling lawns on the banks of the river.