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About the The Freedom Swim

The Cadiz Freedom Swim is considered to be one of the toughest, most extreme long distance cold water sea swim races in the world - 7.5km across the famous Robben Island channel, known for its bitterly cold water (+/- 13 to 14 degrees) and strong, unpredictable currents.

The swim takes place in the water channel between Robben Island and Big Bay mainland, where the cold water creates the extreme factor. Average water temperature is usually around 13C / 55.4F.

Since it is open to the vast Atlantic Ocean, swimmers frequently experience swell and chop similar to the English Channel.
To ensure the safety of all participants and support crew, entries will be limited so it is important to book early to secure your spot.

To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance for this event. Visit the Big Bay Accommodation pages to find guest houses, hotels and self catering places to stay and for additional info about Big Bay which includes attractions, restaurants and things to do, see Big Bay Info.

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This event has already taken place15-16 April 2017

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