Amica de Jager conquers Double Mile

2018-01-11 06:00
Local swimmer Amica de Jager (pictured) won the women’s Double Mile from Tasneen Ebrahim and Jessica Booth.          Photo:SUPPLIED

Local swimmer Amica de Jager (pictured) won the women’s Double Mile from Tasneen Ebrahim and Jessica Booth. Photo:SUPPLIED

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BEAUTIFUL weather, warm water and hundreds of swimmers all keen to take on the canals of Marina Martinique led to a great atmosphere at the 2017 Marina Mile, presented by Nicholas Melck.

From youngsters attempting the bank-to-bank swim to the speed merchants racing to win the title of being champion of the Mile, the annual 2016 Marina Mile was dominated by local open water swimmers.

Kicking off the popular event, is the Double Mile. Henré Louw put the hammer down from the start - winning the Double Mile in a time of 37:52. Adriaan Bouwer and Dennis de Villiers finished second and third respectively.

Local swimmer, Amica de Jager, won the Women’s Double Mile, followed by Tasneen Ebrahim and Jessica Booth.

Louw capped a fine day of swimming by winning the Men’s Mile, with De Jager successfully defending her title in the Women’s Mile.

“Conditions were really awesome, and that led to some spectacular racing in the Mile with both Louw and De Jager dominating their races,” says organiser of the Marina Mile, Mike Zoetmulder.

“Marina Martinique is a world class open water swim venue and the Mile has long established itself as a bucket list event for most swimmers.”


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