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All set for memorable Midmar weekend

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...

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Midmar water perfectly safe

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

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...

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Olympian Weber targeting Midmar glory

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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