MIDMAR MILE SEEDING EVENTS:
Sunday 8th December 2013
Sunday 19th January 2014
Route: In front of Marine Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse or uShaka depending on sea conditions and finishing on beach in front of Marine SLSC.
Distance: 1 mile
Times: Start 7.00 am - 9:00 am
And the participants in the 2013 Series were fortunate to have been able to enjoy the very best of these conditions.
All 9 of the scheduled Series events were held from April to September, with the weather and surf conditions proving favourable on the event dates. While missed by some, the sardines contributed to the Series’ success by remaining absent!
For many swimmers of all abilities, from the age of 10 to 70+ years, participation is simply because they enjoy the event as a personal challenge, and as part of a healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen.
The number of swimmers participating in open water surf swimming has also shown an increase. Participation in the Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series, now at the close of its 5th year of existence, has reflected this growing interest amongst all sectors of our population.
For the record: 1191 individuals participated in the events of this year’s Series; the greatest number of entrants in a single event was 176; 68 swimmers swam at least 6 of the events, 13 of these in all 9 events!!
The completion of a single open water mile swim is a significant achievement in any person’s book of life experiences; an open water sea mile certainly takes that achievement up a level or two.
Thank you and ‘Well done’ to every participant in the Series’ events. You are winners all!!
Thank you to all Series participants who supported the EXTRA MILE initiative by ‘donating’ their swim miles. You have made a significant contribution to the supply of wheelchairs to the handicapped supported by the initiative.
Thank you too to the many who supported the Series by donating their services or product, for presentation as prizes of varying category, for use during conduct of the Series. Special mention must be made of Tony Bath, ITWorks, Wim Kemper, Brett Davidson, Debbie Ross and Linda Daniels.
Finally, thank you to the supportive members of Marine Surf Lifesaving Club for making their wonderful facility available to the Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series participants and their families.
The proposed dates for the 2014 Dolphin Mile Surf Swim events are as follows:
- Sunday 6th and 13th April
- Sunday 4th and 18th May
- Sunday 8th and 22rd June
- Sunday 20th July (depending on sardines)
- Sunday 3th August
- Sunday 7th September
And don’t forget the Midmar Mile Seeding events on Sunday 8th December and Sunday 19th January. Registration 6:00 am – Swim 7:00 am.
As a safety requirement, the bright yellow Dolphin Mile Surf Swim Series swim caps MUST be worn by swimmers. The swim caps can be purchased at registration at a nominal cost.
The swim is normally over by 9h00, followed by a short prize giving where SPOT PRIZES ONLY will be awarded. This early finish allows all involved the opportunity to enjoy the rest of their Sunday.