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General Event News Swimchix meets Pevensey Place swimmers At the Pevensey Place inter-house gala, the Swimchix met the amazing residents that took part in this years aQuellé Midmar Mile. They were proudly wearing their Mile t-shirts and their individually engraved medals. Well done to the following swimmers: Bokke Rossouw, Hilda Gammage, Janine Brindle, Samantha Smith, Anton Egner, Moira Gray, Stuart Seymour and Udette Pretorius.
GREENDALE SUPERSPAR CAPITAL K OPEN WATER SWIM
DATE 02 December 2018
TIME 07h00
ORGANISERS Capital-K Open Water Swim
DISTANCE 3000; 1000, 500
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
START VENUE Midmar Dam Resort,Midmar Dam Slipway,Howick
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NUMBER 072-7296559
EMAIL swim@capital-k.co.za
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At 07h30 KZNA will host a 3 km event as part of the KZN Open Water Championships. Only SSA registered swimmers may enter this event. Note that it is not part of the Greendale Superspar Capital K Events Schedule. Entries for the 07h30 3km can only be done by emailing KZNA Umgungundlovu District Secretary: umdaaquatics@gmail.com

Pre-entries: www.capital-k.co.za. 

Late entries are accepted at the start, at a premium. Entry forms can be dropped off at Independent Newspapers, Kay Makan Stores in Pietermaritzburg or Durban and at Braziers Mechanical in Pietermaritzburg.




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -29.489537462413416, 30.19328532687507 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

The swim takes place at the Midmar Dam, with the start and finish at Midmar Dam Resort.

THE SWIM

The swim has a wet start at Munro Bay just off the concrete slipway, in water usually just over a metre deep.




EVENT PROGRAMME
Day Event Distance (m) Time Category
0 1 3,000m 07:30:00 Official KZN championship swim - men & women - all ages
0 3 1,000m 10:00:00 Female 13/ under & 31/over
0 4 1,000m 10:50:00 Male13/under & 31/over
0 5 500m 11:40:00 Male & Female - All ages
0 6 1,000m 12:30:00 Male & Female 14 to 30
1 2 3,000m 08:30:00 Open: Min age 12 years on race day


PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

All finishers will receive a Medal and an aQuelle water.



WATER QUALITY

The water is clean and clear with visibility at around three metres.



LAYOUT

The first stretch of the course goes directly out from the shoreline in the opposite direction to the Midmar Mile. At the first buoy the course turns 90 degrees to the left and on to the second buoy. The third and final leg leads you to the finish up the main Yacht club slipway. Munro Bay is the small bay next to the finish.



FACILITES

The event facilities are good with permanent ablution blocks. There is ample parking close to the course. There is some shade but it goes quickly, so bring umbrellas and sun protection. Meals and refreshments are on sale throughout the day.

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NAME Capital-K Open Water Swim
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
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EDITORS NOTES

The swim is organised by Capital-K Open Water Swims and was first held in 1993. The Capital K has established itself as a favourite on the swimming calendar over the last 24 years. The event forms part of the two day Capital Challenge. The first day includes running, walking and cycling and the swim takes place on Sunday. Both the 10,000 and 3,000 metre swims serve as official KZN Championship events.



EDITORS NOTES

Midmar Dam involves a four to five hour drive from Johannesburg which does mean taking the weekend. Given the spectator support and level of organisation it is worthwhile and rewarding. All the 1,000 metre swims are used as seeding events for the 2018 Midmar Mile.



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