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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

    R28,686 raised

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    Rukeya Warner

    R200 raised

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5 Fundraiser projects


  1. Anonymous donation

    20 December 2018

  2. Anonymous donation

    20 December 2018

  3. Jannie Smith

    10 December 2018

3 Donations

Fundraiser projects

5 Fundraiser projects

Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club

By Darrel Knight

Please assist by donating to my charity .. Phoenix Open Water Swimming Club, teachers communities...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R1,500 Target

Learn to swim, save a life

By Joyce Blows

We teach kids and adults to swim and develop them to become ooen water swimmers. The biggest swi...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R10,000 Target
381 DAYS


By Ilse Sabrina Theys Woodward

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

1.5% Completed
R150 raised
R10,000 Target

Swimming 500m again!

By Jannie Smith

Looking forward to the training...

10% Completed
R200 raised
R2,000 Target