Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming is a fast-growing sport attracting many adventurous swimmers across the world.
At ELEMINT we are passionate about helping people transition from pool to open water, and to enhance their skills in this new and ever-changing environment. Once you’ve experienced the freedom and exhilaration of swimming in open water, it’s hard to go back!
We welcome all levels of swimmers from beginners to advanced.
Open Water Swimming Beginner Course
Have you dreamed of becoming an open water swimmer, but not sure where to start?
Our beginner 8-week course is the ideal introduction to build you up to a mile (1.6km) swim.
Take the course online, or if you’re based in Cape Town you can join one of our programs that run throughout the summer months.
“The thought of going into cold and open water was more terrifying than the actual experience. When I got to learn how to tread water I felt more relaxed and I really enjoyed it.”
Beginner Course Participant
Cape Town Swimming Group
Already comfortable in the open water?
We offer guided swimming sessions in the oceans and dams of Cape Town, with a focus on safety, fun and team work.
Our swim season starts in August and runs throughout the summer until end of May, closing for two months over winter in June and July.
“It’s just something so great to look forward to in my week.”
Swim Group Member
Robben Island Swim Training
Do you have your mind set on a Robben Island Swim?
Our Advanced 12-Week Course will gear you up to swim from Robben Island to Big Bay (7.5km).
Ready to Dive In?