An epic swimming event in Cape Town

News > Lifestyle & Architecture - 12 Apr 2019

Robben Island crossing has been an epic swimming event for many years. The Swim is held annually to symbolise South Africa Freedom Day and Democracy on 27 April 1994.

The Freedom Swim is the annual swim crossing from Robben Island to BigBay Blouberg. The swim is held close to South Africa Freedom Day 27-April to celebrate our democracy. The Freedom Swim event is also working together with the SEAL Trust to support development swimmers in the western cape and South Africa.

Distances are :

  • Solo – 7.5km
  • Relay – 4 swimmers team
  • Half – a shorter 3.5km swim from the middle of the bay to BigBay.
  • Each distance has Wetsuits and Skins (no wetsuits) categories.

Freedom Swim 2019 will be held on 13-April-2019

To enter an event:

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