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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Contributing To A Open Water Swimming Venue
The buildup to the annual aQuellé Midmar Mile continues.
Last weekend under beautiful weather kicked off a series of events at the Heia Safari Ranch.
The next seeding event (qualification swim) for the aQuellé Midmar Mile is the Sunday Tribune Penguins Capital K held on November 21st - 22nd at the Midmar Dam. "This is an excellent chance for swimmers to get some training in as well as set or improve your seeding time," explains aQuellé Midmar Mile director Wayne Riddin.
"For novices to the aQuellé Midmar Mile, this event presents an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with the Midmar Dam resort and experience what it would be like to finish your first aQuellé Midmar Mile."
Individuals who wish to raise money while competing in all five 1 km swims at the Sunday Tribune Penguins Capital K can do so this year. For those who wish to swim longer, the Sunday Tribune Penguins Capital K also offers a 5 km, 7.5km, 10 km races on Saturday and its traditional 3km race on Sunday.
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"We are proud to support a new initiative at Heia Safari Ranch; our small contribution to the maintenance of one of the premier open water swimming venues in South Africa," Riddin says.
"During the last 12 months there has been a change in the ownership of the Heia Safari Ranch. One of the key goals of the new owners is to integrate the Heia Safari Ranch into a larger conservancy that has been setup in the area. This is not only about supporting the land, plant life and wild life that is synonymous with the area but also to maintain the clean water of the dam system. In order to support this initiative, Heia Safari Ranch now requires that each swimmer pay R50 towards the conservancy as part of their entry fee. Great news is that the conservancy fee replaces the gate entry fee for cars entering the Heia Safari Ranch. The only cars that will be charged a fee at the gate are those not carrying any swimmers."
Additional seeding events for the Midmar Mile include the Heia Safari Swim Challenge 2 on November 29th and the Lake Heritage Water Festival on January 23rd and 24th 2016.
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