Cold Water Classic

Now in its 6th year, the Coldwater Classic forms part of the JBay Winterfest being held from 2nd – 17th July 2018 in Jeffreys Bay.

Any aspirations to one day swim from Robben Island to Big Bay, the English Channel or just want to give cold water swimming a try? Then challenge yourself this winter with the Cold Water Classic – JBay.

Swimmers can experience the thrill and challenge of swimming a triple mile in sub 15 degree water where swimmers wear one Speedo type costume, goggles and a standard silicone swim cap (English Channel swimming rules apply).

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; we offer a One mile and double mile swim where swimmers may wear wetsuits if they chose to.

Only pre-entries will be accepted for the Cold Water Classic. For safety and planning reasons, NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted after close of entry.

Minimum age’s on race day apply as follows – 1 Mile (9 years), 2 Mile (12 years). For the 3 Mile, swimmers have to be 14 years or older in the year of the event.

Registrations are open and no late entries will be allowed for safety reasons.

Event Date: 8 July 2018
Race Times: Mile, Double Mile and Triple Mile all start at 9:30am
Venue: Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay

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