Turbo Rocky River Mile Swim

MERRELL Gravity Adventure Festival 2012This race adds an adventurous spin to the standard long distance Swimmers Mile. The swim has a festive start at the bridge where spectators are welcomed to watch from above! Swimmers dash through rapids, swim into the estuary, and down to the finish line at the festival hub. The TURBO Rocky River Mile Swim takes the format of a traditional mile long swim and puts it into a river environment, the first of its’ kind in South Africa. Swimmers negotiate some small rapids initially and then enter the Palmiet estuary for an open water swim to the finish at the Festival hub. It is a cold-water swim, so an outer layer is recommended (although we love the hard-core swimmers).

A kiddies swim will start as soon as the last swimmer is out the water. Encourage all ages to participate, awesome prizes up for grabs and we encourage you to join your child in the river dash – might include a little bit of running!


Format: River Swim – 1.6km

Date: Saturday 16th August 2014

Time: 14h00

Start: Palmiet Bridge

Finish: Day Camp

Cost: R130 ( first 15 entrants get a free silicone cap)

Registration: Opens from 11h00 at festival hub, Waterfront, Harbour Road, Kleimond