Support POWS!

The Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club was established in October 2009 to continue the work and the legacy of the late William Eric Harley who dedicated his life to ‘Learn to Swim’ and water safety.

Currently the swim club does not only put focus on educating learners and the public about open water safety but ensures:

  • Good mentoring and development of members
  • Motivates members to achieve higher academic and sports achievements
  • Positive sport development within the community
  • Enable swimmers to achieve big goals such as completing the annual freedom swim in Cape Town.

The club is based in Belleville and caters for not only young children but also adults. They live by Mr Harley’s motto “learn to swim, save a life!” and you will always find phoenix swim club members participating most open water events in the Western Cape.

The Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club are truly making a difference and it’s fantastic to see their club and swimmers grow from strength to strength. ‏

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    Jannie Smith

    R2,040 raised

3 Fundraiser projects


  1. Jannie Smith

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Fundraiser projects

3 Fundraiser projects


By ilse sabrina Theys Woodward

PHOENIX is based in Bellville South, a poor socioeconomic environment. We strive to eliminate sti...

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Supporting the under privileged

By Rukeya Warner

By donating you will be supporting under priveledged swimmers to enable them to enter open water ...

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Swimming 500m again!

By Jannie Smith

Looking forward to the training...

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