The Big Chill Cape Town

Nov / 2023

Join us at The Big Chill Cape Town on the same day as Torpedo SwimRun Cape Town, as we aim to set a world record for the largest cold water immersion at beautiful Clifton 4th beach. It’s a celebration of Torpedo finishers (here are the best spots to watch the race: Spectator Guide), the Springboks, and a toast to life and health.

🌊 Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday 18 November 2023 (with a bad weather backup day on Sunday 19th)
  • Time: Approximately 12:00 PM
  • Location: Clifton 4th Beach

👋 Schedule:

  • The Big Chill will be at the end of Torpedo SwimRun – so the timing will be flexible and based on the last finisher. The following times are approximate:
  • 11:00 AM – Torpedo SwimRun Prize Giving
  • 11:30 AM – Last Torpedo Finisher
  • 11:45 AM – Welcome by Robert Stefanutto (Saunders Cold Water Beach Club)
  • 11:46 AM – Cold Water Safety and Breathing Techniques by Helen Blaine (Cold Water Social Club)
  • 12:00 PM – 3 Minute Cold Water Immersion

🏊‍♂️ Record Requirements:

  • The water temperature must be 15 degrees Celsius or less.
  • Wear only swimming costumes (no wetsuits).
  • Submerge yourself in the water above your shoulders for a minimum of 3 minutes.

⚠️ Important Notes:

  1. Safety First: Your safety is our top priority. Only enter the water if you feel comfortable, and if you ever feel unsafe, unwell, or not in control, please exit the water immediately.
  2. Look Out for Others: In the spirit of cold water immersion and ocean safety, it is your responsibility to watch over those around you.
  3. Weather Conditions: If the ocean conditions are deemed unsafe (e.g., large waves, rips), the event will be postponed.
  4. Support Teams: Torpedo water and medical teams will be present at the beach to assist.

✍️ To Participate: If you’re ready to take the plunge and be part of this record-setting attempt, add your name to the participant list.

Let’s make history together and embrace the thrill of The Big Chill Cape Town.
See you there!

❄️🌊 #BigChillCapeTown

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