It’s Your Free Car To Drive Home

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. To our knowledge, the aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa is the open water swimming event in the world that annually gives away a free vehicle to one [...]

Missing Swimmer Found In The Midmar Dam

The body of Herman "Thabo" van Straten was finally found in the Midmar Dam several days after he disappeared during the 2014 aQuellé Midmar Mile last Saturday. Officials found his body 800 meters from the [...]

Terence Parkin Knows No Limits

Terence Parkin is a special person. "I sat right next to him throughout the weekend," said Ashley Twichell, winner of the aQuellé Midmar Mile. "He is a very genuine, humble, friendly guy." Parkin was born [...]

Young Michelle Weber Is Growing Up

Michelle Weber was the first South African swimmer to finish the aQuellé Midmar Mile yesterday - as she was at the 2012 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming 5 km Championships in Canada. Open water [...]

Timing For 15,000 Open Water Swimmers

When you have over 15,000 people coming through the finish chute, how does the timing company, awards presenters and volunteers organized everyone? At the point-to-point aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, there is a [...]

For Admiral Higgs Swimming Is A Necessity

Admiral Robert "Rusty" Higgs leads from the front, especially at the aQuellé Midmar Mile which he has done four times. "This year was fantastic. I could see the bottom. From the national defenses side, we [...]

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