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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Top 100 Open Water Swims In Africa

From the world's largest open water swimming competition (aQuellé Midmar Mile) to some of the oldest open water swims on the planet (the 88th annual SPAR Redhouse River Mile), the African continent has many fascinating and unique open water swimming events.

From solo swims like the world-renowned Strait of Gibraltar to high-prize purse races like the Cadiz Freedom Swim, Africa has something for everyone.

1. aQuellé Midmar Mile
2. SPAR Redhouse River Mile
3. Steers Marina Mile
4. Cadiz Freedom Swim
5. Nelson Mandela Bay Ocean Racing Series
6. King of the Bay Swim Challenge
7. Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challenge
8. Central Gauteng Aquatics Mile
9. Central Gauteng Centenary
10. Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge - Relay
11. Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge - Solo
12. File Hoek Mile
13. Women's Day Swim (Cadiz Swim Series)
14. TYR Open Water Series 2
15. Albert Falls Dam
16. Youth Day Swim
17. Ushaka Swim Challenge
18. Heritage Day Swim
19. Michaelis Grootgewacht Challenge
20. Wriggleswade Challenge
21. Heritage 1000
22. Erfenis Dam Mile
23. Bonitas Sunday Tribune Capital K Swim
24. Virginia Lions Aldam Mile
25. Gonubie River Challenge 5000m
26. Barracuda Open Water Series 2
27. Gonubie River Challenge 3000m
28. Winelands Charity Mile
29. Free State Aquatics Swim Challenge
30. Winelands Ahanti Mile
31. Margate 1000
32. Barracuda Open Water Series 1
33. Dis-Chem Sun City Swim
34. Rynfield Mile
35. KlerksDorp Dam
36. Vineyard Open Water Swim
37. Hazelmere Dam
38. Roggebaai Canal Swim
39. Staminade Surf Swim Series
40. Lagoon Swim
38. Island Lake Swim
39. Bosveld Mile
40. Golden Mile
41. Rotary Ebenezer Mile
42. Llandudno Cold Water Mile
43. Emerald Challenge
44. Ingeli Swim Challenge
45. Kids Open Water Swim
46. Around the Rocks Challenge
47. Sterkontein 1500
48. aQuelle Makhulu 1000m Swim
49. Blue Peter, Around the Rocks Swim Challenge
50. Brian Curtis Mile
51. Potchefstroom (Potch) Mile
52. Impala Platinum Mile
53. South African Open Water Swimming Championships
54. Chelmsford Challenge 1000m Swim
55. Ekurhuleni 1200m Swim
56. Pretoria News Roode 1000 Swim
57. Heritage ¾ Mile
58. TYR Open Water Series
59. Trichardtsfontein 1500
60. Eastern Cape Open Water Swimming Championships
61. Clifton Cold Water Mile
62. Robben Island Circumnavigation
63. Three Capes Swim
64. Dassen Island
65. Cape Town Swim - Robben Island
66. Cape Point Swim
67. African Swimming Championships
68. Cape Town Swim - False Bay
69. Cape Agulhas Swim>
70. Danger Point
71. Hout Bay
72. WP Open Water Championships
73. Oyster Festival Swim>
74. Spionkop Dam
75. Danger Point
76. Cape Hope
77. Human Rights Day Swim
78. Pupkewitz Jetty Mile
79. Pointbreak Oanob Swim
80. Egyptian Red Sea Winter Safari
81. EPA Swim Challenge Series
82. 3-Beaches Swim Challenge (Nelson Mandela Bay)
83. Strait of Gibraltar
84. Dialog Across The Seas
85. La Galite Channel
86. Kerkennah to Sfax
87. El Bibane Lake
88. Hammam lif to Sidi Bou
89. Dis-Chem Sun City Open Water Swim
90. Three Anchor Bay
91. Time Freight Heia Safari 1000 - leg 1
92. Middelburg Mile
93. aQuelle Albert Falls Challenge
94. Time Freight Heia Safari 1000 - leg 2
95. Sunday Tribune Capital 10K
96. Sunday Tribune Capital 1K and 3K
97. Time Freight Challenge
98. Time Freight/Lindsay Saker Challenge
99. Time Freight Lake Heritage Water Festival
100. Kenya Swimming Camp Training Holidays

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