Tag: Midmar Mile

Big Dogs To Fight Across The Midmar Mile

Courtesy of Lexie Kelly, aQuellé Midmar Mile, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Arguably, the most competitive, most highly anticipated open water race of the year will occur this Sunday at the Midmar Dam in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The 2016 Olympic champion Ferry Weertman from the Netherlands will face his long-time rival from South

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Safari Swimming Before Midmar Mile

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The final few qualifying events for the 2015 aQuellé Midmar Mile will culminate with a weekend of racing at the Heia Safari Ranch in Johannesburg, South Africa which hosts the Time Freight Lake Heritage Water Festival on January 17th and 18th. The 1.2 km swim on January 18th incorporates the Northern

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Rules Rule From Start To Finish

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The open water swimming community understands the importance of rules in mass open water swimming competitions. No one wants unfair competition or unsportsmanlike conduct to be prevalent - let alone exist - in the sport. While inadvertent physicality exists, especially around the turn buoys and at the

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Coach Sibani Makhanya, One Great Comrade

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Many coaches wake up very early in the morning and continue to coach, educate and inspire swimmers of all ages until late at night. Sibani Makhanya of the Seals Swimming Club in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa is one of those special coaches. The young man from KwaMashu in South Africa is as passionate and

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10 Open Water Swimming Mistakes

1. Sight too much. 2. Sight too little. 3. Get Vaseline on your googles. 4. Start at the front if you are not going to run/swim fast. 5. Go the wrong way around a turn buoy. 6. Keep tapping on the feet of the swimmer in front of you. 7. Wait to go to the bathroom until minutes before the start. 8. Start in the wrong heat. 9. Ignore race instructions. 10.

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