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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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Swim your way to health and happiness

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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Keeping on track across Midmar Dam

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

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

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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