Midmar Mile - 8 Mile Club
The Midmar Mile - the world's largest open water swimming event. Every year 14,000 people descend on Midmar Dam in South Africa to swim 1 mile from shore to shore. It's a great event. I did it 18 years ago and it was in fact the last proper swim I did before Swimming Britain and probably had a big influence in my endurance activities of late. When I was asked to do it this year I jumped at the opportunity. This time though I was going to do all 8 events over the two days. As an added bonus I'd have some pretty impressive swimming buddies joining in on the action too.