Youth Day Swim

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The Youth Day Swim is part of the Freedom Swim Series and is held annually on June 16th each year at Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town in the Western Province of South Africa. Youth Day commemorates the uprising against Bantu Education in the mid-1970s and the Youth Day Swim raises funds for the education of disadvantaged youths. Its beneficiary is the SEAL Open Water Swimming Development Trust whose trustees include Ram Barkai, Theodore Yach, Andrew Chin, Annette Cowley and Ryk Neethling.


1 mile (1.6 km) and 2 miles (3.2 km)




City Camps Bay, Cape Town

State/County/Province Western Cape

Country South Africa

Region Africa


Name Craig Doonan

Email [1]

Event Information

Month: June

Event Date: 16 June 2012

Website: Facebook page

Class: Charity

Wetsuit: No

Charity: Yes

Relay: No

Freedom Swim Series

The Freedom Swim Series includes the Youth Day Swim (16 June each year), Human Rights Day Swim (21 March each year), Brian Curtis Mile, Reconciliation Day Swim (16 December each year), Women's Day Swim (9 August each year), Freedom Day Swim (27 April), and Heritage Day Swim (24 September each year).

The Freedom Swim Series is a succession of cold water Cape sea swim races to promote swimming and to raise funds for good causes. Each swim takes place on a public holiday specifically to celebrate these significant days and South Africa’s history and heritage. They aim to raise awareness of the significance of these public holidays and to give back by raising funds for causes which are related to these national public holidays.