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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.
EBENEZER MILE PRESENTED BY HAENERTSBURG ROTARY CLUB
DATE 01 January 2021
TIME 08h00
ORGANISERS Haenertsburg Rotary Club
DISTANCE 1600; 3000, 500
PROVINCE Limpopo
START VENUE Old Smokey - Lepelle Recreation Club,Ebenezer Dam,outside Haenertsburg
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NUMBER 083-4569798
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On-line entries: www.myactive.co.za. Late entries are accepted at the start from 07h00 at a premium. Registration opens at 07h00 and all swimmers must register on the day of the swim. No entries are accepted 30 minutes before each event. Race day registration takes place at the start.

 




DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -23.945474794487804, 29.974055050765287 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

The Ebenezer Dam is on 'G' road, off George's Valley Road R528 which joins with the R71 just outside the town of Haenertsburg. For a map of the area, visit www.magoebasklooftourism.co.za. The venue is about 370 kilometres from Johannesburg and the trip takes about four-and-a-half hours.

THE SWIM

The clean and clear conditions do not hinder your swim and it is easy to see the other competitors in the water. Adding to this, a relatively small field and the potential for unwanted collisions are minimised.




EVENT PROGRAMME
Day Event Distance (m) Time Category
1 1,600m 11:00:00 Girls 13 & under, women 14 to 30, women 31 & over
2 1,600m 12:00:00 Boys 13 & under, men 14 to 30, men 31 & over
3 1,600m 13:00:00 Men & women 14 to 30
4 3,000m 14:00:00 Open - men & women 11 & over
5 500m 14:05:00 Development swim - all ages
WATER QUALITY

Close your eyes and imagine crystal mountain streams and lush green vegetation. See a dam of sparkling clean water and you have just seen Ebenezer. Quality is a defining feature of this swim and the water is clean, clear and sweet-tasting. Even the shoreline is spotless and free from water-grass and algae.



LAYOUT

The course is in the form of a triangle with two buoys marking the turning points. They are clearly visible with distinct landmarks behind the buoys. Direction-keeping is simple. The start is in the water and the first leg is the longest. The second leg runs parallel to the edge of the dam on the opposite side of the finish venue. The final leg to the finish is the shortest. Changes in the water level can affect the course.



FACILITES

The facilities are excellent with permanent ablution facilities including toilets, showers and change rooms. A variety of hot and cold food and other refreshments are on sale. It is a good idea to arrive relatively early for the swim as parking is limited. Late arrivals are in for quite a walk. Once at the Mountain Yacht Club there is a large grassy area to sit on with numerous trees for shade.

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NAME Haenertsburg Rotary Club
PROVINCE Limpopo
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WEBSITE www.ebenezermile.co.za/
ADDRESS PO Box 5 Haenertsburg

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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Limpopo Ebenezer Mile Presented by Haenertsburg Rotary Club 01 January 2021 Old Smokey - Lepelle Recreation Club Ebenezer Dam outside Haenertsburg Bernard van den Dool 083-2972349
EDITORS NOTES

The inaugural Ebenezer Mile took place in 1992 and in 2018 the event celebrates its 27th anniversary. The first race attracted 60 swimmers and by 2004 it had grown to over 700 participants and 2,000 spectators. It mainly draws participants from the surrounding area, although many have found the secret charm of this swim and travel from much further afield.



EDITORS NOTES

The dam and its surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful and this could arguably rank as South Africa’s most scenic swim. For several years in the past the water level was consistently low reaching levels of below 40%. There has been some recent good rainfall and levels have risen substantially. At the time of writing the Department of Water Affairs were showing Ebenezer at full capacity. The 3,000 metre swim is sanctioned by SSA.



Time Limit: 00:55

Finishers: 700

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