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Open water swimming tips from a race veteran

44-time aQuellé Midmar Mile finisher, Martin Godfrey, took a break between training sessions to give us his five top tips for a successful crossing of Midmar Dam. Tip 1: Start training The sooner you get into the water, the better. Start out by doing 1 000 metres per...

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Seeding season splashes off

Entries to all seeding events in the 2018/19 swimming season leading up to the 46th aQuellé Midmar Mile on 9 and 10 February 2019 are now open. The season consists of three bumper events that are sure to leave swimmers well prepared to take on Midmar Dam in February....

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Meet seven-time Mile winner Chad Ho

The competitive open water swimming bug bit Chad Ho 13 years ago, and the unpredictability of the sport is what he loves most! “It’s a mysterious sport,” he explained. “Not knowing what the outcome will be gives me an extra adrenaline rush.” We caught up with Chad and...

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