aQuellé Midmar Mile: The World’s Largest Open Water Swimming Event Celebrates 50 Years

Honors for Sharon van Rouwendaal and Connor Buck

The 50th edition of the aQuellé Midmar Mile, one of the world’s largest open-water races with nearly 800 participants took place from February 9th to 12th.

The aQuellé Midmar Mile is an annual open water swimming event that takes place in South Africa. It is considered one of the largest open water swimming events in the world and has been held since 1974.

The event is held in the Midmar Dam, which is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The race covers a distance of one mile (1.6 kilometers) and is open to swimmers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to Olympic athletes.

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