17 January 2012
A new seeding swim for the annual aQuelle Midmar Mile that takes place at the Midmar Dam resort in Kawzulu Natal on the 11th and 12th February next year, has been introduced in the Gauteng area.
aQuelle and the Ebotse Golf and Country Estate have come together along with the Rynfield Primary School in Benoni to continue having a seeding swim on Sunday 15 January 2012.
The proceeds will be going to the Rynfield Primary School in order to upgrade their swimming facilities, with the long term goal being a possible indoor swimming venue.
"We had a water quality problem at a previous venue," said Race Convenor Wayne Riddin. "We are pleased that Ebotse and the Rynfield Primary School have agreed to host the seeding swim at the Rynfield Dam and I hope that we will be able to support the school in improving their facilities."
The dam is one of the cleanest in the Gauteng area and should attract a large entry that accommodates those wishing to get in a final seeding swim. There is R20 000 up for grabs at the inaugural event supported by Pastel Payroll as well.
"We have introduced a spectator event as well, a 4 x 400m swim to attract the top swimmers where they can win some great prizes," said Riddin.
The 4 x 400m swim will involve teams of two females and two males with the order being female/male/ female/male. Prize money will be for the winning team while the fastest male and female swimmers from the relay swim will earn prize money for their efforts.
The next closing date before the Midmar Mile entry fee goes up again is 16 December. Enquiries can be made to the office on 033-3410790