Explore South Africa through swimming

Fox- Openwaterswimming provides a unique active holiday experience for anyone interested in open water swimming.

Through a combination of knowledge, coaching and patience we'll introduce swimmers of all levels to open water swimming.  

 

Upcoming holidays

  • Swimming holiday
    Sat, 24 Oct
    Cape Town
    Welcome to a unique active open water swimming holiday in Cape Town, South Africa. 7 nights, amazing swims, meeting new people and loads of fun! Swimming adventures that will stick forever.
  • Swimming holiday
    Wed, 14 Oct
    Cape Town
    Welcome to a unique active open water swimming holiday in Cape Town, South Africa. 7 nights, amazing swims, meeting new people and loads of fun! Swimming adventures that will stick forever.

Upcoming workshops

Workshop ocean swimming
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29 Feb 2020, 09:00
Ons Huisie Restaurant
Join us on a lovely swim in the ocean at Small bay or Big Bay. Date and time can change due to weather conditions. Bring your cap, goggles and your smile! We'll introduce you to some cold water exposure! As this is an introduction of open water swimming, we'll take it easy for everyone!

To get you in the mood..

 
Ocean swimming during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

Ocean swimming

We focus on the changing conditions, such as currents, waves, wind and incorporate the pool training knowledge.

Swimming longer distance during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

Challenge swim

You have the opportunity to challenge yourself to swim a long distance (4-14km).

2 dinners during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

South African Braai

After swimming in Langebaan, we finish with a real South African braai.

'Lekker'!

Hiking up Lion's Head during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

Hiking

Together we'll go for a beautiful hike to get a view of Cape Town and the swimming areas. 

The journey

Cold water temperature exposure during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

Cold temperature exposure

We'll gradually guide you to adapt to the fresh ocean temperature (12-15 °C). 

Beautiful pool training during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

Pool training

During our pool session in the most beautiful pool of Cape Town, you'll receive theory and practical lessons.

 
 

Meet the team

Swimming coach Simone during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

Simone

Simone's passion for open water swimming started a few years ago after swimming long distances in South Africa. Today, she wants to share that passion with as many people as possible.

 

Whilst she was studying in Cape Town, she got in touch with the beauty of open water swimming. The nature, people and ever-changing water conditions made her fall in love with open water swimming. She is connected to the open water swimming community and rescue services in Cape Town.

 

Whenever possible, you'll find Simone practising open water swimming all year round in the Netherlands and South Africa. Besides her swimming adventures, Simone is working as a medical doctor. 

Swimming coach Simone during our swimming holiday in Cape Town

Thomas

Thomas has been swimming since a very young age. He feels absolute freedom when he is part of the ocean. 

 

If he's not swimming and the wind is blowing, you'll find him kitesurfing. He has been running a successful kitesurfing school.

 

Thomas studied psychology. Even-though he is not active in the field of psychology, this might explain where his patience comes from when he teaches.

 

With lots of passion, energy and patience he will coach you through your own process in open water swimming.