It’s that time of the year again where the bravest of open-water swimmers take on the JBay Winterfest’s Cold Water Classic.
This year promises to be the best Cold Water Classic ever with great sponsors and the addition of shorter races that we are hoping will introduce new swimmers to the thrill and challenge of cold water open-water swimming.
So if you have aspirations of one-day swimming from Robben Island to Big Bay, swimming the English Channel or just want to give cold water swimming a try? Then challenge yourself this winter with the Jeffreys Bay Cold Water Classic.
For the hardened swimmer there is a triple mile where swimmers wear one Speedo type costume, goggles and a standard silicone swim cap. While for the faint hearted who perhaps are just looking for something to keep them busy through winter or want to give cold water swimming a try without going to extremes; there will be a mile and double mile swim where swimmers may wear wetsuits if they chose to.
Registrations are open and no late entries will be allowed for safety reasons. Participants who register before Thursday 14 July will be entered into a lucky draw to WIN a 2 Night stay for 2 people at the luxury 5 star, The Sands @ St Francis including a full English Breakfast.
Thank you to Nicholas Melck from Nicholas Melck Properties for sponsoring our event; and The Sands @ St Francis, Woodlands Dairy, Oakley and Red Bull for the prizes sponsored.
Here’s how to register: http://www.swimmingplus.com/content/event/29
Event Date: 16 July 2016
Race Times: Mile, Double Mile and Triple Mile all start at 9:30am
Venue: Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay
Event organiser: Brenton Williams 083 549 6795