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SA swim champs crowned

JEFFREYS Bay has been confirmed as a world-class open water swim venue as hundreds of swimmers from all over the country descended upon the coastal town for the 2017 South African Open Water Swim Championships.

Conditions were close to perfect for racing at Marina Martinique with the 10km swim and the 3km swim taking place last Saturday and the 5km event on Sunday.

South Africa’s former world 10km champion and double-Olympian Chad Ho looked very relaxed during the early stages of the 10km, and only put the hammer down at around the 8.5km mark.

Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim is wide open

WITH just under a week until the Eastern Cape’s richest open water swim takes place, it is clear that it is going to be a wide open race for line honours in the two different categories.

With an overall prize pool of R39 000 and the winners in both the swimsuit and wetsuit categories taking home a whopping R4 500 each, swimmers from around the country are being attracted to Nelson Mandela Bay on Human Rights Day (Tuesday, March 21) to compete in Africa’s toughest Indian Ocean Swim.

Midmar Mile champion Matt Meyer owns the #HotSeat

The 2017 Aquelle Midmar Mile was probably the most anticipated in years. Chad Ho, who had won the Midmar Mile seven times in a row, lost to young star Matthew Meyer.

If you speak to Chad, he will tell you that he was very aware of Meyer, as he had pushed him all the way last year. What made the rivalry even more interesting was the fact that they train together.

The Best Mile yet at the Midmar Dam

The 44th edition of the world famous aQuellé Midmar Mile went off this weekend without a hitch, with many saying it was the best year yet.

The race had plenty high level excitement in what was a classic finish between reigning heavyweight Chad Ho being narrowly bested by Matthew Meyer.  Ashley Twichell proved yet again she’s one of the best in the world with a big win as well.

Budget delay stalls President Buhari swimming tourney

The Nigeria Aquatics Federation (NAF) yesterday announced the postponement of its 2017 National Open Water Swimming Championships, saying it would now hold from March 15 to March 20.

The championships were to have held from Feb. 16 to Feb. 22 at the Jabi Lake, Abuja.

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WATCH: Matthew wins Midmar Mile

MOUNT Edgecombe’s Matthew Meyer won this year’s Aquelle Midmar Mile champion. Meyer not only upset 7-time champion Ho, but he also out-sprinted American world champion Chip Peterson and Ferry Weertman.

“This was my 11th Midmar Mile and ever since entering the open race my goal has always been to win it. It was really tight between me, Chip, Ferry and Chad but around the 200 metres from the finish line it became a tight finish between me and Chad.

Limbless American swimmer to defy the odds at Midmar Mile race

Durban - A limbless American triathlon swimmer will at the weekend prove that some of life's limits can be pushed and overcome when he participates in the 44th aQuellé Midmar Mile race.

Craig Dietz is set to steal the show at the event which is taking place just outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on February 11 and 12.

He is among 180 athletes who will compete in the event in the category for swimmers with disabilities.

Dietz was born without arms and legs in 1979, but his disability has never stood in his way.

Bay loses lucrative North End Lake swim

IT was announced this week that the South African open water swimming nationals will relocate from the proposed venue of North End Lake to Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay.

The Championships, which are set to attract around 300 top swimmers from around the country, were earmarked to be the first swimming event in the rehabilitated lake but at the weekend the local organisers had to recommend the venue change to Swimming South Africa as water quality levels hadn’t yet met with international swimming standards.

aQuellé Midmar Mile 2017

Each year the Midmar Mile draws thousands of competitors, from serious international athletes and Olympic medallists to purely recreational swimmers.   In 2009 the event, in which 13 755 competitors finished the race, was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest open water swimming event.

Ice swin in Lhesoto

Date: 
Sunday, 13 August, 2017 - 12:00 to Thursday, 17 August, 2017 - 12:00

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