At the aQuellé Midmar Mile, we pride ourselves on having amazing sponsors, who literally go the ‘extra mile’ for our event. So we are very excited to announce that sponsor North Safety has donated 22,500 disposable masks to help keep our 2021 Swimmers safe and able to swim safely!

Safety First!
Each swimmer will be issued with a new mask before registration, which they will discard in specially provided bins before the start of their race. Once they finish the swim, they will receive another mask after exiting the water, making sure they are safe both before and after swimming!

We will also be reducing our batches from the usual 500-600 swimmers to a maximum of 100 swimmers per batch. This will increase to a maximum of 250 if restrictions allow. Our timing partner, FinshTime, has a proven system in place to make sure that everyone will start and finish safely!

The arrival of the second wave of COVID-19 infections has led to questions about whether we will be able to host the swim, we want to put your mind at ease that we are prepared, and our plans evolve with each new restriction that is put in place. However, we know that many are still nervous, so we want to put your mind further at ease: If the race is canceled because of COVID-19, we will transfer all 2021 entries to 2022!

Happening on the 13th & 14th February 2021, entries for the event are filling up fast! If you also want to be part of it, we need you to get your entry in as soon as possible, so if you haven’t entered yet, click the button below!


Keep Safe and we look forward to welcoming you to our start line!