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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.
LAKE HERITAGE WATER FESTIVAL - 2 DAYS
DATE 22 January 2022
TIME 08h30
ORGANISERS Midmar Events Office
DISTANCE 5000; 3000
PROVINCE Gauteng
START VENUE Lake Heritage,Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge,outside Honeydew
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Race Organiser
NUMBER
EMAIL kate@midmarmile.co.za
FAX 033-3458949
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 0861-MIDMAR (086-1643627)
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Heia Safari Ranch
NUMBER
EMAIL
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 011-9195000
ENTRY DETAILS

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -25.96261218129187, 27.859455943107605 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

Lake Heritage, at the Heia Safari Ranch is just outside Honeydew. Heia Safari Ranch is a guest lodge and conference centre in a small game reserve. Take Beyers Naudé Drive travelling in a north-westerly direction away from Johannesburg. The Heia Safari Ranch is approximately 15 kilometres from Johannesburg and takes about 20 minutes of drive-time. Expect a queue to get into the parking area, and leave ample time to ensure you are in time for your swim.

THE SWIM

The race has a wet start. The first leg of the course goes parallel to the bank until the first buoy where there is a 90 degree right-hand turn to the second buoy. Once around this the course goes on to the third buoy and then on to the finish. The buoys are easy to see with the exception of the first, which is hidden by the bank for half of the first leg.




PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

Medals are awarded to all finishers. Category medals are awarded to the top three finishers.



WATER QUALITY

The water is clean but not clear. It tastes fine but visibility is restricted to about half-a-metre when in the water. A word of advice - do not swim too close to the bank as there tends to be submerged branches that could prove troublesome.



FACILITES

There is ample parking some distance from the race venue. Once at the dam there is grass and trees in abundance making it very attractive for spectators. Due to the large number of competitors the shady areas are at a premium so bring along some form of sun protection. The organisers arrange a number of chalets for change rooms and ablution facilities. Hot meals and other refreshments are on sale.

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
ORGANISER
NAME Midmar Events Office
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
EMAIL
WEBSITE www.midmarmile.co.za
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CONTACT PERSON
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PROVINCE
EMAIL
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Gauteng Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge Swim Challenge 07 November 2021 Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge Beyers Naude Drive Muldersdrift Race Organiser
KwaZulu-Natal aQuellé Golden Mile - KZN Wildlife Fund Raiser 01 January 2022 Camp Thurlow Midmar Dam Race Secretary
KwaZulu-Natal aQuellé KwaZulu-Natal Open Water Champs 01 January 2022 Albert Falls Dam KwaZulu-Natal Race Secretary
Gauteng Time Freight Heia Safari 1000 (Hidden) 01 January 2022 Lake Heritage Heia Safari Ranch outside Honeydew Race Secretary
Free State Sasol Swim Challenge 01 January 2022 Vaal Dam Deneysville Race Secretary
KwaZulu-Natal aQuellé Albert Falls Swim Challenge 01 January 2022 Albert Falls Race Secretary
KwaZulu-Natal aQuellé Midmar Mile - 2 days 12 February 2022 Midmar Dam Howick Race Organiser
EDITORS NOTES

The Lake Heritage ¾ Mile event was staged for the first time in 2007 and drew over 1,000 swimmers, a remarkable achievement for an inaugural swim. The Heritage ¾ Mile celebrates its 12th anniversary in 2018 and has captured the hearts of swimmers in Johannesburg.



EDITORS NOTES

With good organisation, a pleasant venue and acceptable water conditions this is a race that is set to stand on a large stage.



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