Human Rights Day Swim

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Human Rights Day Swim, part of the Freedom Swim Series, is a 2.5 km solo ocean race held on 21 March each year at Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town, South Africa.

Human Rights Day commemorates the gunning down of demonstrators by police in Sharpeville and aims at promoting respect for human rights, the protection, development and attainment of human rights, and to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in South Africa.

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 Town 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.

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