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Thousands converge on Midmar for day one action

The first day of the 47th edition of the aQuellé Midmar Mile got off to a soggy start but ended bathed in sunshine as four of the weekend’s eight races took place at Midmar Dam just outside Pietermaritzburg.The world’s largest open water swimming event attracted over...

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All set for memorable Midmar weekend

6 February 2020 – The final countdown to the 2020 aQuellé Midmar Mile officially began with the press launch of the event in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.The world’s largest open water swimming event will take place at Midmar Dam from 8-9 February.Speaking at the...

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Midmar water perfectly safe

5 February 2020 – It has been brought to the attention of the organisers of the annual aQuellé Midmar Mile that there are reports and concerns circulating with regards to the water quality at Midmar Dam following the Mpophomeni Wastewater Works spillage last year, and...

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Bristow keeps women’s Midmar legacy alive

5 February 2020 – Gail Bristow was just 14 years old when she lined up for her first aQuellé Midmar Mile. There was no medal waiting for her when she reached the other side of the dam, however. That’s because it was 1974, and women weren’t officially allowed to enter...

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Olympian Weber targeting Midmar glory

30 January 2020 – She’s one of the country’s top open water swimming prospects, targeting her second Olympic Games, but for Michelle Weber, the aQuellé Midmar Mile is all about the festive vibe. The 2016 champion has been competing in the event from the age of 11,...

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Swim your way to health and happiness

While it may seem like we’re preaching to the choir, here are some great reminders of why swimming is arguably the best form of exercise there is. If you’re battling to get into training mode now that the weather is warming up, read on for some great inspiration....

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