New Year’s Day Swim 2018

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New Year’s Day Swim 2018

Clifton Cold Water Mile also known as New Year’s Day Swim

1 January annually . Timed clockwise swim . Midday start.

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Fastest swim of the year… 😉
Challenging yet Fun (without or with a wetsuit)
Participants are affectionately known as ‘Legends‘.

Happy New Year!..


The fastest swim for the year.. 😉
The start is in the shallows, direction of swim is clockwise around 6 buoys, finish is on the beach in front of the crowds..

Continue past deep buoy 2 and onwards to deep buoy 3. Right-shoulder turn to shallow buoy 4

The farthest turn..

(After the 1st right-shoulder turn-that is deep buoy 1)
Aim for the red house above the wide-block of flats above Moses beach (Sea Point side)..

The way back…

(After the 3rd right-shoulder turn)
Aim for the red roof bungalow on the Ridge..
Its a fine swim back (towards Camps Bay side)

Swim past shallow buoy 5 and continue to shallow buoy 6.

Left-shoulder turn around buoy 6 and aim for the beach and the spectators applause.

Collect sequenced finish tag and proceed to the recorder’s desk where your RaceNumber, Name and Category will be taken.

10second need-to-know

Clifton Cold Water Mile a.k.a. New Year’s Day Swim


Meet at Clifton 4th (about an hour before midday),
at recorder’s desk (indicating race number),
Acclimatise while awaiting the race briefing,

Listen to the race briefing and take note of any route changes,
High-five the headcount controllers,
Pose for a Group pic,
Under Starters Orders,


Swim the demarcated route (and listen to any instruction from water safety team),
Take sequenced finish-tag to recorder’s desk,
Attend the lucky draw

January 01 2018


Date: 2018/01/01
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: R150
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Clifton 4th Beach
Cape Town, Western Cape 8005 South Africa

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+27 (0) 72 602 2557


  • Sign in: 11:00-11:45
  • Briefing: 11:50
  • Start: 12:00
  • Finish: 13:00

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  • Getard Maisel
  • Reytjie Laubscher
  • Lindy Van den Bosch
  • Lize Esterhuizen
  • Bennie Hickman
  • Jacques Coetzee
  • Marcus Lewis
  • William Marais
  • John Dickerson
  • Richard Willmore
  • Pearlie Joubert
  • Jonny Goldman
  • Carl May
  • Marcus Erlank
  • Michael Hayes
  • Jeannine Ruffels
  • Ben de Lange
  • Julia le Roux
  • Susan De wet
  • Martine Levy
  • Allan Taylor
  • Mervyn Bremner
  • Nabilah Diedericks
  • Ierefaan Begg
  • jean degenaar
  • Katherine Persson
  • Michael Grant
  • kara steward
  • IAN Lessem
  • Howard Warrington
  • Jana Beckett
  • Peter Emslie
  • Charna van der Merwe
  • Rogeema Kenny
  • CLAIRE Amner
  • Lee Brooks
  • Sandi Sher
  • Crispin Barrett
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