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General Event News Swimchix meets Pevensey Place swimmers At the Pevensey Place inter-house gala, the Swimchix met the amazing residents that took part in this years aQuellé Midmar Mile. They were proudly wearing their Mile t-shirts and their individually engraved medals. Well done to the following swimmers: Bokke Rossouw, Hilda Gammage, Janine Brindle, Samantha Smith, Anton Egner, Moira Gray, Stuart Seymour and Udette Pretorius.
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CHELMSFORD 1000 M CHALLENGE
DATE 24 February 2019
TIME 07h00
ORGANISERS Newcastle Swimming Club
DISTANCE 3000; 1000, 500
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
START VENUE Ntshingwayo Dam,Ntshingwayo Nature Reserve,was Chelmsford Dam & Reserve
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NAME Tharina Peters
NUMBER 082-7142897
EMAIL info@swimnewcastle.co.za
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Pre-entries: www.swimnewcastle.co.za. Late entries are accepted at the start from 06h00 until an hour before the event start, at a premium.




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -27.99625062037792, 29.879636764526367 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

The dam is in the Ntshingwayo Nature Reserve. Some of the road signs may still refer to the dam and reserve as Chelmsford. The distance from Johannesburg is 350 kilometres and the trip takes under four hours. Turn off the national road N11 about 18 kilometres from Ladysmith on the north side of the dam. About 20 kilometres outside Newcastle is an intersection showing Normandine to the right on district road D210. The gate is six kilometres along this road.

THE SWIM

On entering the water the first buoy is slightly off to the left. Once you have taken the first right-turn the second leg involves a long straight swim to the second buoy. Due to its length there is an intermediate buoy to aid with navigation. The second turning buoy signals the home stretch and the finish line is on the slipway.




EVENT PROGRAMME
Day Event Distance (m) Time Category
1 3,000m 07:00:00 Men & women - all ages
2 500m 09:00:00 Fun swim
3 1,000m 10:00:00 Women - all ages
4 1,000m 11:00:00 Men - all ages


PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

A gold medal is awarded to the first swimmer in each age category and silver to the second and third positions. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners. Floating trophies go to the fastest male and female entrants. Medals go the first 400 finishers.



WATER QUALITY

This is a silt dam and consequently visibility is greatly restricted. The water is beige but it is pleasant. The temperature is relatively warm at about 23°C.



LAYOUT

The course is laid out in order to provide a long straight section. The start and finish areas are separated by about 100 metres and participants must walk to the start after registering. The start takes place from the water’s edge.



FACILITES

There is a large shaded picnic area with braai facilities. The area includes two caravan parks and toilet facilities. Camping sites and chalets are available.

MEDIA RELEASE
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NAME Newcastle Swimming Club
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
EMAIL info@swimnewcastle.co.za
WEBSITE www.swimnewcastle.co.za
ADDRESS P O Box 1598 Newcastle

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NAME AJ Goli
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