Skins

Sandy Bay to Clifton

16km SwimRun
No Wetsuit
HC (beyond categorisation)
Team Event

NOVEMBER 2022

APPLY WITH CV

Torpedo Skins

An extraordinary race at the foot of the 7th Natural Wonder of the World.

12 transitions between water and air with a predicted 20 degree Celsius difference. Without the use of a wetsuit to shield the temperature shock, this sudden change in environmental conditions imposes a high physiological stress on the body resulting in a low probability of finishing.

Event features:

  • Premium bus to startline above Sandy Bay
  • Full water and land safety
  • Africa’s 1st SwimRun across world-famous sites – Llandudno, Oudekraal, 12 Apostles, Camps Bay and Clifton
  • A SwimRun bucket list experience
  • Torpedo's first HC (beyond classification) grade event
  • Atlantic freezing cold waters - #wildlycool only for the brave
  • Finishline at Clifton 4th Beach

Required to enter:

  • Team of two
  • Two equally competent athletes start and finish together and cannot be separated by more than 10m
  • Running Shoes + Whistle (bring your own)
  • Submit your (and your partners) cold water CV above. Detail all races, swims and specific ocean non-wetsuit cold water experience.
  • All entrants are required to complete and pass an online Ocean test prior to racing. The test covers safety elements, emergency protocol and race rules. The questionnaire is by Christina Geromont who completed a thesis on SwimRun, and her paper "Swimrun race, athletes, safety and performance: A brief review" can be found here.

Age limit:

  • 16 (additional requirements for 16 - 18yr)

Swim and run distances:

  • 6x Runs – Total = 12km
  • 6x Swims – Total = 4km
  • Total Combined – 16km

Torpedo gear provided:

  • Torpedo swim cap
  • Torpedo race vest (to be returned)
  • Mobii timing chip (to be returned)
  • Emergency number wrist band

Energy points on the route:

  • PowerBar: Energy Point 1 – Top of Llandudno climb (Victoria Drive)
  • RedBull: Energy Point 2 – Cosi Bay just after 12 Apostles (Victoria Drive)
  • Bootlegger: Energy Point 3 – Bootlegger coffee shop Bakoven (Victoria Drive)
  • Spar Hout Bay: Finish Line Food – at Clifton 4th

Event cost:

  • R1850 per person (R3700 per team). Entry covers additional safety
  • Full refund if covid cancellation (option to carry forward)
  • Limited entry to invited teams

Optional extra gear permitted:

  • Swimming hand paddles
  • SwimRun pull buoy
  • Team pull rope
  • Swim goggles
  • Fins (15cm permitted)
  • Extra Cap (for the cold water and to hold your goggles in place)

Pre-event and Race Day Schedule

Registration - Friday 22 April 2022
16H00 – 19H00 | Venue - Bootlegger, GreenPoint


Saturday 23 April 2022 - Social Warm-Up Swim
10H00 | Venue - Clifton 4th


Sunday 24 April 2022 - Race Day
For all details, times and essential race day information click on the checklist below >

Race Day Checklist

Swim and run segment details:

There are twelve sections of swimming and running along this iconic coastline. From white-sand beaches, to freezing Atlantic sea, a shipwreck, the granite boulder fields, kelp forests, and Maidens Cove beneath the 12 Apostle mountains – it’s the #wildlycool Torpedo Skins.

#1: RUN

Sandy Ridge

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Kronenzicht Ridge
to
Sandy Bay Beach

#2: SWIM

Sandy Bay

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Sandy Bay Beach
to
Sandy Bay Rocks

#3: RUN

Sandy Trail

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Sandy Bay Rocks
to
Llandudno Rock-Jump

#4: SWIM

Llandudno

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Llandudno Rock-Jump
to
Llandudno Beach

#5: RUN

12 Apostles

0m

Llandudno Beach
to
Oudekraal Rocks

#6: SWIM

Oudekraal

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Oudekraal Rocks
to
Cosi Bay Beach

#7: RUN

Bootlegger

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Cosi Bay Beach
to
Beta Beach

#8: SWIM

Bakoven

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Beta Beach
to
Bakoven Beach

#9: RUN

Tidal Pool

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Bakoven Beach
to
Camps Bay Beach

#10: SWIM

Camps Bay

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Camps Bay Beach
to
Camps Bay Beach

#11: RUN

Maidens Cove

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Camps Bay Beach
to
Clifton Back Line Rocks

#12: SWIM

Clifton

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Clifton Back Line Rocks
to
Clifton 4th Beach