The Electric Eel Swim Series #14
Wed 1 May 2024 @ Cape Town, Western Cape

Electric Eel

Fundraiser for Jake Hutton

Join us for the 14th monthly Electric Eel Swim Series, hosted at Big Bay. This swim will serve as a fundraiser for Jake Hutton from the Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club. Jake has been selected to represent South Africa in the Surf Lifesaving Team for the World Championships this year in Australia, and we aim to support him in his journey to compete internationally on behalf of his country.

Brain Child behind the Electric Eel swim series:

The Electric Eel Swim Series is the brain child of Jon Vickers, former Royal Marine Commando and Navy Diver. Jon coaches nippers at the Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club as he is passionate about the ocean and wants to help others experience the power of open water swimming. Jon also offers skills clinics that include entry and exit through waves, sighting and reading currents and tides. 

The aim of the swim series is to introduce novices to open water swimming in a safe and controlled environment.

Event concept:

  • There will be 3 laps marked with buoys namely a 500m,1km lap and 1 mile lap.
  • There will be lifesavers on the water.
  • You can swim as many 500m,  1 km or 1 mile loops as you like in 2 hours.
  • We will work on an honour system whereby your end time will be noted by the marshall and you advise him/her of the number of laps you swam.
  • Swimming with a swim tow float will be mandatory.

Swim caps and #THIRTEEN swim bouys will be on sale at Registration:

  • Green swim cap for 1km swim - R100.
  • Orange swim cap for 1 mile swim - R100.
  • VISIBLE by #THIRTEEN Swimming Tow Float - R650.
  • #THIRTEEN Elite - R550.

Online Pre-Entries open until 06:30 on the morning before the event (or until sold out)

Late Entries on the day at Registration

- 500m swim @ R100

- 1km swim @ R125

- 1 mile swim @ R150

- Late entries @ R200 to be paid CASH ONLY and only until 8:00 on the day


From 08:00 at the Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.

Event Start and Duration:

09:00 - 11:00 (2 hours)

- You don't need to swim for the entire duration.

See you there!

More information:

The Electric Eel Swim Series #14

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
1km swim 08:00 R 125.00
1 mile swim 08:00 R 150.00
500m dash
Short course for new swimmers to open water
Beginners 08:00 R 100.00

Event location
Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, Cape Town, Cape Town

Route information
  • Take the West Coast Road/R27 north;
  • Turn left onto Big Bay Boulevard/M120;
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Big Bay Boulevard;
  • At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Big Bay Boulevard;
  • At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Beach Estate Boulevard. You have arrived at Eden on the Bay;
  • Drive down to the parking lot behind the Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.
Coordinates -33.7936062, 18.4572767
Address Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, Big Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
City Cape Town
Province Western Cape

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