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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.
RHODES MILE HIGH OPEN WATER SWIM
DATE 01 January 2019
TIME 10h00
ORGANISERS Rhodes Mile High Events
DISTANCE 1600; 800
PROVINCE Eastern Cape
START VENUE Loch Ness Dam,Rhodes (Barkly East),East Cape Highlands
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Roger Browne
NUMBER 082-3588712
EMAIL roger@rhodesretreats.co.za
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SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Judy Browne
NUMBER 082-4513258
EMAIL judy@rhodesretreats.co.za
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Pre-entries: www.rhodesretreats.co.za. Late entries are accepted at the start from 09h30. Competitors must register during the one hour period immediately preceding their event allowing for the queue.




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -30.64001670634709, 27.940614223480225 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

From the main road through Rhodes - Muller Street, go over the Tintern River bridge, past the Rhodes Hotel and across a stop street until you reach a T junction facing the Rhodes Police Station. Turn left at the T junction and continue out of town for approximately one kilometre until you reach a signboard saying Carlisle Hoek to the left. There is also a signboard to Tiffindell. Turn left at the sign boards and continue for approximately twenty-one kilometres.

You will see a green and white farmhouse - Den Hagen, on your right hand side at approximately six kilometres. Den Hagen will be the gathering point for swimmers who want a lift to the dam. Continue along the winding, steep incline until you reach the plateau. Follow the Tiffindell signs and go past the Tiffindell turnoff. The dam is about one kilometre further on the right hand side.

THE SWIM

The half mile swim is laid out in a triangle. Around the concrete pump base, buoys, to the island and back to the start. The mile is a two-lapper.

 




EVENT PROGRAMME
Day Event Distance (m) Time Category
1 1,600 10:00:00
2 800 10:30:00


PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

There are no prizes as there is no sponsor.



WATER QUALITY

Pristine water with some off-course grass in the shallows. There is some gravel and mud at the entrance and exit.



MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
ORGANISER
NAME Rhodes Mile High Events
PROVINCE Eastern Cape
EMAIL roger@rhodesretreats.co.za
WEBSITE www.rhodesretreats.co.za
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NAME Roger Browne
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EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

If you cannot complete a mile in a swimming pool under 65 minutes, it is not advisable to attempt this swim. While every endeavour will be made to hold the event, it must be borne in mind that Rhodes weather is unpredictable. The race is held at altitude and is arguably the highest open water event in the southern hemisphere. An interesting way to get high. Funds will go towards Zakhele Children’s Play Park in Rhodes.



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