Now in its 5th year, the Coldwater Classic forms part of the JBay Winterfest being held from 12th - 23rd July 2017 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 on Friday 14th July 2017.
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.