Founded in September 2020 the #ATBSWIM is a group training swim that takes place in the scenic Simon’s Bay in Simon’s Town. The swim starts and finishes at Simon’s Town Long Beach and takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.  Swimmers follow a marked out course (decided on the day) and there are Lifeguards in the water for the duration of the swim. 

Summer – December to March – 8:30am to 9:30am (check in from 8am)

Winter – June to September – 9am to 10am (check in from 8.30am)

Contact Scott on 076 156 2619 to be added to the #ATBSWIM whattsap group

The Simon’s Bay Mile – 9th August 2022

The 2nd edition of the annual Simon’s Bay Mile went ahead on Women’s Day Tuesday 9th August 2022  after a change in date from the Sunday 7th August due to safety considerations for participants surrounding the poor weather conditions. The safety team was proved right on the day as the swimmers were treated to a picture perfect day in Simon’s Town upon arrival with no wind in sight and crystal clear water visibility. 

73 intrepid Women took on the 1 mile swim course that started and finished at Simon’s Town Long Beach. The swim course took the swimmers on a loop around Simon’s Bay towards the Simon’s Town Wharf against the backdrop of the South African Naval ships and surrounding mountains. All 73 Women that started the ar successfully completed the 1 Mile course in the slightly cooler 14C waters with many completing their first Mile swim and some even completing their first ever swim in the Sea! 

The 2021 Simon’s Bay Mile Champions Carina Brewer (Wetsuits) and Sam Whelpton (Skins) both successfully defended their respective titles taking advantage of the excellent conditions on offer. Carina broke her course record by over 2 minutes with a 22.09 finish followed in by locals Rebecca Nolan (17) and Lifesaving Legend Nikki Mocke rounding out the podium.

Special thanks to the Event’s Safety Team of NSRI Station 10, Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving, Surfshack SUP Centre and Cape Medical Response for ensuring the safety of the swimmers on the day.

The Simon’s Bay Mile 2022 was sponsored by Sailfish, Fable Designs, Flatdog Sunscreen, Button Wear, Sam Swimwear, Bumps 2 Babes Aquatic Centre, Surfshack SUP Centre and Pacer Swimwear.

The Simon’s Bay Mile Women’s swim will return in 2023 on Women’s Day. 

The ATB Sprint Series

The Sprint Series is a timed swim race over a 750m in scenic Simon’s Bay, Simon’s Town and takes place during the Summer months directly before the main ATB Swim.  The Series is aimed at challenging swimmers to improve their times during the series whilst having fun in a competitive environment.

The sprint series  takes place on our ‘Bruce’s Loop’ swim course that starts and finishes on Simon’s Town Long Beach. The direction of the swim is anti clockwise. A Women’s and Men’s Champ is crowned at the end of the Sprint Series along with recognition given for the Course Record holder also.

The #ATBSWIM Sprint Series is “short enough to get through but long enough to hurt!”

2022 ATB Summer Sprint Challenge

Winners – Carina Bruwer & Mike Harrison

Course Record – Cheyne Haupt 10.55

2022 ATB Winter Sprint Challenge

Winners – Diane Smith & Andrew Turner

Course Record – Mikaeel Essa 10.14

The Summer Sprint Series starts 22 January 2023 click here to enter

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Sea you soon!