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Keeping on track across Midmar Dam

One of the most common problems that swimmers experience is keeping track of where they are during their swim. It’s not uncommon to see competitors zig-zagging and going completely off course, and this is usually based on four things: Not knowing the course The...

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Unfogging your goggles

When it comes to open-water, it’s really important to be able to see where you’re going. Without this ability, your aQuellé Midmar Mile can easily become your aQuellé Midmar Mile and a Half. Due to the fact that the air inside your goggles is warmer than the water...

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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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