cape town open water swimmers

Join our Cape Town Open Water Swim Group

If you’re looking for a Cape Town open water swim group to join, you’ve come to the right place!

Our weekly guided group sessions take place in the beautiful oceans of Cape Town. The sessions are designed to help you build and maintain your mile (1.6km) swimming fitness in a fun, structured group setting.

Who is this swim group for?

This group is for swimmers who are keen to explore the open water, maintain their fitness and meet like-minded swimmers. To join, you need to be able to swim a mile (1.6km) in open water (dam or ocean).

New to open water? No problem, find out more about our 4-Week Intro Course.

We also run a 12-Week Robben Island Advanced Training Course for those keen to train for Robben Island and other long-distance events.

Cape Town Open Water Swim Group Schedule

We meet weekly at the following times and locations:

Summer Schedule: August-May (altered times Dec-Jan)

  • Mondays – 17h00 at Clifton 4th Beach
  • Tuesdays – 07h00/07h30 at Kleinbaai Blouberg
  • Wednesdays – 17h00 at Clifton 4th Beach
  • Thursdays – 07h00/07h30 at Long Beach Simon’s Town
  • Fridays – 15h00 at Kleinbaai Blouberg
  • Saturdays – 08h00 at Long Beach Simon’s Town

Winter Schedule (June-July)

  • Wednesdays 16h45 at Clifton 4th 
  • Fridays 15h00 at Kleinbaai Blouberg 
  • Saturdays 08h30 False Bay / Atlantic

Sessions times and locations are subject to change.

In the case of adverse conditions, sessions may be moved to a tidal pool, outdoor pool, postponed or cancelled.

Group sessions are available on a monthly membership (see options below). When signing up as a member, you commit to joining for at least 3 months. Following the first 3 month period, one month’s notice is required to cancel your membership.

Standard Membership

R550 / Monthly

R1500 / Quarterly

R5400 / Annually

Unlimited access to weekly guided group ocean swims

Membership Benefits

  • Enjoy regular guided ocean mile swims every week.
  • Sessions are lead by a coach and/or water safety crew.
  • Enjoy access to the Glen Country Club facilities.
  • Stay updated with upcoming swimming events.
  • Fun member competitions and charity campaigns to keep you motivated.
  • Join a community of swimmers who are sure to make your experience memorable!

How to Sign Up

Complete the steps below to finalise your membership:

  1. Complete the Swim Registration Form (click here).
  2. Complete payment via EFT, see banking details below.

Banking details for EFT/debit order:

Bank: Standard Bank

Account name: CAPE TOWN OPEN WATER SWIM COMPANY PTY LTD

Account number: 071840028

Branch code: 025309

Reference: Your name and surname

Please note:

  • When signing up as a member, you commit to joining for at least 3 months.
  • Payment is due on the first day of the calendar month.
  • Pro rata fee is available for the first month if joining after the 1st. Email info@capetownswim.com to work out the amount due.
  • Your membership will be renewed automatically until notice is given.
  • One month’s notice is required to pause or cancel your membership (excluding the initial 3 month period): Email info@capetownswim.com
  • Memberships can be paused for one month at a time (maximum twice per year) while maintaining member benefits.

Contact Us

Feel free to email us on info@capetownswim.com if you have any questions.

We look forward to having you part of the team!