The Budgie Smuggler Swim
Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ Cape Town, Western Cape

Swim Cape Town

An annual swim for Men Only in support of Men's Health related issues prevalent in South Africa. Are you bold enough to take on a swim challenge like no other. To be fit and ready to swim 1.8km from Simon's Town Waterfront with your fellow man wearing a Budgie Smuggler? If the answer is YES then join we want you to join us on Sunday 26 November. All you need to swim is a swim cap, goggles and a swimming costume i.e. a Budgie Smuggler! This is strictly a NO WETSUITS, SHORTS OR JAMMERS swim! 

Our inaugural Budgie Smuggler Swim is focussed on Men's Mental Health Awareness, a taboo subject and a silent killer of Men in South Africa! As part of our swim and Mental Health awareness drive we are using the hashtag #checkyourbudgie to encourage Men to check on their Buddies wellbeing! Too many Men are unwilling to share their problems or struggles with their family and friends preferring to rather suffer in silence until it's too late. We say enough is enough it's time to talk and change the stigma attached to Men's Mental Health Issues! If you have lost a loved one to Mental Health Illness be sure to let us know as we will be dedicating the Budgie Smuggler Swim to those Men that we have lost.

Be sure to wear your funkiest, brightest and boldest Budgie Smuggler on the day. There will be sponsored Budgie Smugglers from Sam Swimwear for the Man with the best Budgie Smuggler and the Man most in need of a new Budgie Smuggler. 

The swim check in will be at Bertha's Restaurant on the water's edge from 8am. Swimmers will be body marked and will gather in the water before the swim for a group photo. The swim will begin at 8:3am and will take in a swim course around Simon's Bay with an Australian exit at Simon's Town Long Beach before swimmers will re enter the water to finish back at Simon's Town Water front.

With thanks to our Swim Partners Sam Swimwear, Ocean Freedom, The Biltong Lady, Dixies Restaurant and Fable Designs

For more information contact

Scott Tait

Swim Cape Town

076 156 2619

[email protected]


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The Budgie Smuggler Swim

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
Solo Swimmer Minimum 1.6km up to 2km on the day R 200.00

Event location
Simon's Town Waterfront, Cape Town

Coordinates -34.1928077, 18.4328993
Address False Bay,, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
City Cape Town
Province Western Cape

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