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Midmar Mile Swim 2013

The Brescia House School Midmar Swimmers set off on the 8th February bright and early, ready for a fun filled and challenging weekend. After a quick stop in Pietermaritzburg to do some shopping and register for the race, we arrived in Ballito Bay to spend the next 2 nights at the Dolphin Holiday Resort. On Saturday we spent the day at the beach and playing in the pool. Needless to say everyone was exhausted and after a team building dinner at the Spur, we all were in bed very early anticipating the long day ahead. We were in the bus at 6 am on our way to the Midmar Dam. For once there was no noise from the swimmers, they were nervous, but enthusiastic. At one stage along the journey, the lightning was so bad that we were all afraid the swim would be cancelled.

Finally we arrived. Took a taxi top the starting point and set off to the edge of the dam. One and a half hours we were all happily making our way back to the bus. All the girls swam extremely well. For some girls this was their very first open water swim!

After a take away lunch at Wimpy (23 different food orders), we set off for the final journey home with a group of very tired and once again quiet swimmers. All in all, it was a well spent and amazing weekend. Thank you to Mrs McLoughlin and Mrs A.






Samantha Young was the 4th woman finisher and 9th overall (24:30) out of 1574 finishers in the Midmar family race on Saturday and she came 23rd overall (23:19) out of 1710 finishers in the ladies 14 – 30 race on Sunday

We would like to congratulate Samantha on being selected to swim the 10km and 5km for Central Gauteng at the SA Nationals. Well done Sam!

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