Perfect setting for a Mile

2014-01-20 00:00

THE last Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series seeding event for the Midmar Mile was swum in near perfect conditions from the Marine Surf Livesaving Club, near uShaka yesterday.

The five-year-old Dolphin Mile attracts swimmers from 10 to 70 years of age and the January swim is especially held as a seeding event for the Midmar Mile. Entries for the Midmar, which takes place on February 9 and 10, close today.

The Dolphin Mile Series 2014 starts in April and comprises nine swims.

Organiser Heather Campbell said 157 swimmers participated yesterday, “which is a big turn-out”, and the race was won by well-known open water swimmer Chris McGlynn (18).

The flat sea and warm water was a bonus. For many swimmers, completion of a single open mile event is a significant achievement. Participating in an ocean event takes the challenge up a notch. The series attracted 1 191 swimmers last year.

Other Midmar Mile seeding events include the Sunday Tribune Capital K event held annually at Midmar Dam, the Time Freight Heia Safari series swims in Gauteng and the Nature Valley/Ebotse Swim Challenge.

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