Robben Island Swim Training

Robben Island Swim Training Course in Cape Town

Do you have your heart set on completing a Robben Island Swim? Turn that dream into a reality with our 12-Week Robben Island Training Course.

This advanced open water swimming course will gear you up to take on the iconic swim from Robben Island to Big Bay (7.4km) in the Atlantic Ocean of Cape Town, South Africa.

Who is this Course For?

This course is for experienced open water swimmers who are ready to take their swimming to the next level.

Course Description:

This 12-Week Advanced Course includes:

  • Robben Island Readiness Course including:
    • An Advanced Swim Training Plan.
    • 12 Modules of course content including articles, videos and downloadable PDF documents.
    • Strength & Conditioning program from a Biokineticist to boost your performance.
    • Nutrition and race fueling guidance from a Dietitian experienced in open water swimming.
    • Expert tips on cold adaptation, swim technique, injury prevention and more.
  • Weekly guided group ocean swims for the 3 month period. View the Member Page for the weekly swim schedule.
  • A branded swim cap for new members.
  • Valid for 3 months from date of purchase.

Course Requirements:

To take part in the course, you need to be:

  1. Able to commit to 4 training sessions per week (1-2 hours each) for the 12-week period. Some of these sessions need to be completed in your own time.
  2. Able to swim 1.6km in open water (ocean or dam) at the start of the course.
  3. Free from injuries and serious health conditions.

Course fee excludes entry fee for the Robben Island event.

Start your Robben Island Swim Training Plan Today

Spaces are limited, so book your spot for this once-in-a-lifetime experience today!

Still unsure if this course is for you?

Feel free to email us on with any questions you may have.

We hope to see you in the water soon!

If you’re not based in Cape Town, or have limited time, our online training plan may be a better option for you: