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

Winter Schedule (June-July)

  • Saturdays 09h00 at Clifton 4th Beach or Long Beach Simon’s Town.

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).

Standard Membership

R550 / month

R1500 / 3mo

R5400 / 12mo

All weekly guided group ocean swims

Membership Benefits

  • Enjoy up to 6 guided open water swims every week.
  • All sessions are lead by an exercise professional with a wealth of open water experience.
  • 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!

Contact Us

Still unsure if this group is for you?

Email Maryse on if you have any questions or if you’d like to join for a trial session.

Hope to see you in the water soon!