It was with much relief that organisers of the 2022 aQuellé Midmar Mile received confirmation today from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, who oversee Midmar Dam, that participants and support crew will not be required to show proof of vaccination nor provide a negative Covid test result at the entrance to the dam.

While every precaution is being taken to make the event as safe as possible for all those taking part, this decision will make entry to the dam a much smoother process for all involved in the aQuellé Midmar Mile which takes place from 10-13 February 2022.

“We are looking forward to another great event and are thrilled with this decision which will make things easier and quicker for swimmers and their supporters arriving at the dam,” said race director Wayne Riddin.

“Of course, we still encourage people to get vaccinated when they can to stay as safe as possible as we continue to fight this pandemic together and look forward to eventually returning to normal life,” he added.

The 2022 aQuellé Midmar Mile is already taking one step closer to that return to normal with swimmers returning to the famous KwaZulu-Natal dam after last year’s virtual event.

The events have been spread over four days with the 8 and 16 Mile charity swims taking place from 10-11 February before the disabled, age group and elite events from 12-13 February.

The next entry deadline is 9 February, but late entries will be accepted at the dam itself, at a higher fee.