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Lake Eland Mile Open Water swim low fee close off on 15 October 2013 at 12pm

October 14, 2013 in kzn activities, kzn aquatics, lake eland mile swim 2013 launch as Midmar gains momentum toward raceday, level 1, level 2, level 3, midmar mile, midmar mile, midmar mile info, midmar mile news, midmar mile results, midmarmile.co.za, mile, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, open water swimming, outdoor activities, south africa swimming, sport, swim, swim sa, swimming south africa, midmar mile results, lake eland mile 2013, lake eland mile entries open, margate swimming club, lake eland mile online entries, swimming clubs south africa, swim clubs, swimming clubs south africa, swimming events, swimming south africa, swimming south africa, Uncategorized, www.midmarmile.co.za

Lake Eland Mile Open Water Swim held on 3 November 2013, will close its pre-entry fee level 3 of 5, on 15 October 2013, this low level price will be available till 12pm, fees to swim this popular open water swim in the Lake Eland Game Reserve, will again increase on 16 October 2013. Special edition limited event towels will be on order with entries until 12pm on 15 October go to http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za/entry-forms  NOW to enter online

Despite the increase in entry fees, entries will remain open until the day of the event, where swimmers can enter online at the late entry tables, albeit at a higher rate per swim event. Events will cover 500m / mile and SSA Qualifier 3000m. Come see our celebrity Ms World Fame Fitness 2009/ Ms toned Bikini 2012 at the event, signing autographs and assisting in prizegiving. Also come see our world class FINA swimmers / Olympic swimmers in action . Visitors are welcome, Reserve entry fees are R20 ages 7+, R10 ages 2-6 and free entry below the age of 2. The drive down to the Lake where the swim takes place would also allow you the view of the Game in the park, as a Bonus. Come for the weekend or for the day, spend a family day at the Lake, foodstalls available or bring your own, gas braais allowed. VISITORS AND NON SWIMMERS WELCOME.

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Lake Eland Mile open water swim on 4 November 2012 – Olympic swimmer Charl Crous to swim the Lake Eland mile – Olympian Charl Crous to swim the Lake Eland Mile

October 12, 2012 in kzn activities, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, outdoor activities, sport, swimming south africa

Get training people!. The Lake eland mile open water swim is held in a beautiful setting of the Lake eland game reserve, 30km inland from port sheptstone. This is a re-branded event from the Speck Pumps – 1000 Open water swim of the last 5 years, due to demand for a mile, to test the waters or train for the Midmar. Take advantage of the event for info visit www.margateswimmingclub.co.za. Entry forms can be obtained online, the event is hosted by Margate Swimming club affiliated to both KZN aquatics and Swim SA. The 3000m is a SA Qualifying event.  Come train for the Midmar and bring the family for a lovely day out in the sun and nature

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Lake Eland Mile 2013 – Open water swim

September 26, 2013 in kzn activities, kzn aquatics, lake eland mile swim 2013 launch as Midmar gains momentum toward raceday, level 1, level 2, level 3, midmar mile, midmar mile, midmar mile info, midmar mile news, midmar mile results, midmarmile.co.za, mile, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, open water swimming, outdoor activities, south africa swimming, sport, swim, swim sa, swimming south africa, midmar mile results, lake eland mile 2013, lake eland mile entries open, margate swimming club, lake eland mile online entries, swimming clubs south africa, swim clubs, swimming clubs south africa, swimming events, swimming south africa, swimming south africa, Uncategorized, www.midmarmile.co.za

Lake Eland Mile level 3 of 5 pricing closes on 15 October 2013 and entry fees increase from 16 October, entry fees will again increase on 30 October and will remain in place until the day where swimmer can enter at the Late Entry Tables, however at increased late entry rates. Special Event towels can be ordered till 15 october – so hurry and get your event entries in at the following link you can enter online : www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub/entry-forms

Lake Eland Mile 2013, Open Water Swim, is held on 3 November 2013. Events include a 3000m SA Qualifier, 2 x mile events, 2 x 500m events and a Team swim event of 500m. R58 000 worth of prizes and prizemoney is up for grabs. It takes place in Oribi Gorge Game Reserve, located 35km inland from Port Shepstone on the KZN South Coast. All swimmers receive finishing medals, and there are 30 categories for Gold Silver and Bronze in the main prize giving. Visit our website on http://www/lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za for loads of info on the event, to enter online or to see our celebrity of the event for 2013 Ms Rianne Hall – Miss World Fame fitness 2009 and Ms Toned Bikini 2012. Entries is open till the day of the event and you can enter online on the web details above. Come see our Olympic Swimmers in action, come out for the day or make a weekend of it, its very unique, a one of a kind experience, swimming in a Game Reserve Lake! Enter before 30/9/2013 and stand a chance to win a holiday for 5 days for 4 people in the beautiful Lake Eland Game Reserve, prize can be taken up to July 2013.

 PRIZES VALUED AT R58 000 ACROSS 30 CATEGORIES CONSISTING OF CASH, VOUCHERS TOWELS, TICKETS AND HAMPERS……… The Categories include (top 3 = Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each)

EVENT 1 -3000M 40+ Masters Male – top3, 40+ Masters Female – top3, Disabled Male -top2, Disabled Female -top2 ,16-39 Open Male – top 3,16-39 Open Female-top 3 ,Under 16 Male -top 3, Under 16 Female -top 3

EVENT 2 – 500M Disabled male -top3 Disabled female – top3, 10-12 boys -top3 10-12 girls – top 3, 9 and under -boys – top 3, 9 and Under – girls – top 3

EVENT 3 Mens Open 16+ -top 3, Ladies Open 16+ -top 3 ,13-15 boys -top 3 ,13-15 girls -top 3

EVENT 4 -MILE Disabled male -top 3, Disabled female -top 3 ,11-12 boys – top 3, 11-12 girls – top 3 ,10 and under boys – top 3 ,10 and under girls – top 3

EVENT 5 -MILE Age group 30 + male -top 3, Age group 30+ female – top 3, Age group 16-29 male – top 3 ,Age group 16-29 female -top 3 ,Age group 13 -15 boys – top 3 ,Age group 13 -15 girls – top 3

EVENT 6 -TEAM Top team 3-5 per team but times of top 3 for medals -prizes to be shared by team manager between all team members / 2nd team 3-5 per team but times of top 3 for medals – prizes to be shared by team manager between all team members/3rd team 3-5 per team but times of top 3 for medals – prizes to be shared by team manager between all team members

ALL SWIMMERS FINISHING THEIR RACES WILL GET FINISHING MEDALS, CATEGORY WINNERS ABOVE ARE AWARDED GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS ALONG WITH CASH AND PRIZES AMOUNTING TO R58 000.

visit http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za/ to find out about rules and fees by entry date.

Don’t forget to enter before 30.9.2013 to enter our draw to win a 5 day holiday for 4 at Lake Eland Game Reserve, prize can be taken till July 2014. Enter Online at http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za/entry forms/

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LAKE ELAND MILE OPENS ONLINE ENTRIES 15 FEB’13 just after Midmar Mile Event

March 5, 2013 in kzn activities, kzn aquatics, lake eland mile swim 2013 launch as Midmar gains momentum toward raceday, level 1, level 2, level 3, midmar mile, midmar mile, midmar mile info, midmar mile news, midmar mile results, midmarmile.co.za, mile, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, open water swimming, outdoor activities, south africa swimming, sport, swim, swim sa, swimming south africa, midmar mile results, lake eland mile 2013, lake eland mile entries open, margate swimming club, lake eland mile online entries, swimming clubs south africa, swim clubs, swimming clubs south africa, swimming events, swimming south africa, swimming south africa, Uncategorized, www.midmarmile.co.za

ONLINE ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR LAKE ELAND MILE 2013 VISIT www.margateswimmingclub.co.za and click on lake eland mile link

 

2013 has arrived and saw a high demand for Lake Eland Mile to commence early in 2013, exciting changes have taken place and many more surprises will be coming up in the next 4 months.

 

Margate Swimming Club hereby would like to invite you to visit our upgraded site for the 2013 Lake Eland Mile by following this link http://www.margateswimmingclub.co.za

Followed by clicking on the Lake Eland Mile link on the top of the site.

 

And if you don’t know what the Lake Eland Mile is all about read our poster information on the MSC Home page, which stretches over 5 sheets.

 

Lake Eland Mile 2013 has opened entries in February 2013 and technical problems with the site have now been eliminated. From 2013 Swimmers my enter online and submit their entry online, or print manual forms for entry to submit by fax and email. After online submission the website also offers links to the main banks for EFT payments to be made, a much simpler and easier method to enter for 2013. Also visit our map section and accommodation section on the site for info on distances and places to stay. 2013 will see exciting competitions including a pre-entry prize draw of a holiday for all those who enter before 30 September 2013! The designing of this page on the website for the provider of the pre-entry prize is currently undertaken professionally and will be up and running in the next 3 months. Sponsors and Partners will be finalized during June of 2013 and these updated logos etc will be loaded on marketing material from July 2013 onwards. Entry fees have been structured to fit most swimmers pockets and ranges from Level 1 – being the cheapest to Level 5 – being the most expensive, depending on the date of the entry. To encourage swimmers to swim more than one race, special discount structures were introduced for entering two events (10%) and entering 3 events (15%). Lastly to encourage older folk to join in the health benefits of open water swimming, pensioners will now receive 20% discount on all entry fees. A lovely high quality black towel will be available for sale with entries again this year

Start Training people! For those who have not had the guts to swim the Midmar Mile this year, due to not being fully trained and  avoidance of possible embarrassment in front of thousands, there is another chance later in the year for you! The Lake Eland Mile is on a smaller scale in a beautiful setting for family and friends to join swimmers for a day out, swimmers who are in training can test their skill at swimming a mile and test their readiness to swim Midmar Mile 2014 at the Lake Eland Mile on 3 November 2013, Or come and train for Midmar 2014, it is only 3 months before Midmar. For info on the event, or entry opening dates as well as forms either printed for manual submission or can be submitted online. Make a commitment now, it will motivate you to start intense training now already. For info you can email Samantha Botha on lake-eland-mile@webmail.co.za or google “lake eland mile”

Towels will be available with pre – entries at very reduced rates and with certain late entry period towels can still be ordered extra at various rates depending on the date entered. A price draw for pre-entries is in the final stages of negotiation and so is special rates for entering the Lake Eland Reserve along with possible packages for camping for those who wish to stay over for the weekend. Detailed info on the event and costs will be on the website over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. Towels will be featured on the site in the following 6 weeks.

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As Midmar Mile gain momentum for race day -Lake Eland Mile Open Water for 2013 is launched in February

January 29, 2013 in kzn activities, lake eland mile swim 2013 launch as Midmar gains momentum toward raceday, midmar mile, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, outdoor activities, sport, swimming south africa, Uncategorized

The Lake Eland Mile 2013 launch in February 2013, amidst the rush for Midmar Mile entries preparing for race day!

 

The Lake Eland Mile 2013 is launched the same time as the Midmar Mile event takes place in February, the Lake Eland Mile will take place on 3 November 2013 in the Lake Eland Game Reserve 35km inland from the coastal town ofPort Shepstonein KZN. It is launched in February meaning that people may enter online from just after the Midmar Mile event , from 15 February 2013,up to race day the 3rd of November 2013. This event will be an excellent training ground for the 2014 Midmar Mile as it is hosted 3 months prior to Midmar. The Lake Eland Mile has been held for 6 years and 2012 saw major attractions like the 2 x olympic swimmers Charl Crous and Troyden Prinsloo entering most races and competing against each other. The setting of the Lake Eland Reserve Dam is truly special as you swim in a game reserve with many wild animals on the property. You may enter online on www.margateswimmingclub.co.za, click on lake eland link. The 6 x Events for 2013 include a 3000m SA qualifying swim, 500m disabled / under 13 event and 500m over 14 event and 500m team event, the main attractions events of a mile is divided into 2 events – 1 Mile (1600) 13 and under and 1 Mile(1600) 14 and over. All swimmers will receive finishing medals. Over R25000 in prizes will be handed out to winners of all age categories – over 30 different category winners will receive both cash and either a gold, silver and bronze medal prizes. Many spot prizes will be handed out during the day and food stalls and sponsor stalls will be on display. It is a beautifull setting for ” a day of fun in the sun for the whole family” braai fascilities on an island around which swimmers swim, is a huge attraction for visitors wanting to be close to the action. Make a week end of it and stay or camp at Lake Eland Reserve or other accomodation is offered in Oribi Gorge area during the event, accomodation can also be booked 35km away at the coastal towns of Port Shepstone, Shelly Beach, Uvongo orMargate, the gems of theSouthCoast, on the beach! Towels will be for sale this year, special entry fees are being negotiated in 2013 for the reserve, as well as pre-entry close off prizes, and packages for swimmers who wish to camp at the reserve. Please keep an eye on the lSpeck Pumps -Lake Eland Mile event hosted by Margate Swimmingclubon www.margateswimmingclub.co.za for info on the lauch, packages, fees and entry forms. Entries would be offered this year through online submission, by fax and email –  links to pay online wil also be updated. Come train for the Midmar 2014 or just enjoy a family day or weekend out, or come test your skill at swimming a mile before tempting the midmar mile 2014! Contact Samantha Botha on lake-eland-mile@webmail.co.za for any info required.

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Second Olympian enters LAKE ELAND MILE 2012- Troyden Prinsloo Open Water Champion

October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

SECOND 2012 OLYMPIAN – ENTER TO SWIM THE LAKE ELAND MILE 2012

Much excitement followed the entry of SA Olympic contender, Charl Crous, when he entered the Speck Pumps Lake Eland Mile event last week, once again a major highlight for the Lake Eland Mile this week is the entry by 2012 Olympian for open water swimming, Troyden Prinsloo, entering the Lake Eland Mile for 4 November 2012’ s races. He has had many great achievements during his Open Water Swimming Career which includes:

 -          Double Olympian, attending the recent London Olympics finishing 12th overall in the 10km Open Water Swim

–          15 x South African Champion

–          2 x Midmar Mile Winner

–          Commonwealth Medalist

–          3 x All Africa Games Champion

–          NCAA Champion

–          Winner Of Bell Bouy open water swim 2012

–          Redhouse Mile Winner 2012

 

Troyden will be swimming the 3000m, the 500m and the Mile events on Sunday the 4th of November at the dam in Lake Eland Game Reserve on the KZN South C

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LAKE ELAND MILE 2012- Second Olympian Troyden Prinsloo enters the race

October 26, 2012 in kzn activities, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, outdoor activities, sport, swimming south africa, Uncategorized

Much excitement followed the entry of SA Olympic contender, Charl Crous, when he entered the Speck Pumps Lake Eland Mile event last week, once again a major highlight for the Lake Eland Mile this week is the entry by 2012 Olympian for open water swimming, Troyden Prinsloo, entering the Lake Eland Mile for 4 November 2012’ s races. He has had many great achievements during his Open Water Swimming Career which includes:

 -          Double Olympian, attending the recent London Olympics finishing 12th overall in the 10km Open Water Swim

–          15 x South African Champion

–          2 x Midmar Mile Winner

–          Commonwealth Medalist

–          3 x All Africa Games Champion

–          NCAA Champion

–          Winner Of Bell Bouy open water swim 2012

–          Redhouse Mile Winner 2012

 Troyden will be swimming the 3000m, the 500m and the Mile events on Sunday the 4th of November at the dam in Lake Eland Game Reserve on the KZN South Coast.

Lake Eland Mile ,Late Entry Special of R250 with towel for individual entries till 31 October and a free towel toward a team entry of 5 swimmers at R80 per swimmer  is now running till 31 October. Late Entries is open at R80 per swimmer in a team from 3 -4 without towels or R200 per  individual event entries without towels, till the day of the event, you may even enter on the day at the Lake Eland dam. visit www.margateswimmingclub.co.za to view the towel and the special entry forms for late entries. Medals for all swimmers who complete their races and Gold Silver and Bronze medals with prizemoney for category winners, this is listed on the entry form for reference.

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Olympic swimmer Charl Crous to swim the Lake Eland Mile on 4 November 2012

October 17, 2012 in kzn activities, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, outdoor activities, sport, swimming south africa, Uncategorized

2012 SA OLYMPIC SWIMMER – TO SWIM IN THE LAKE ELAND MILE  

  Another Graham Hill wonder boy, contender for SA in the

 2012 Olympic Games, Charl Crous will be swimming in

 The Speck Pumps- Lake Eland Mile on 4 November ’12 which

 Is held at Lake Eland Game Reserve on the KZN south

 Coast. Charl will be swimming the 3000m, 500m and mile

 Events. Charl was part of the SA swimming team to London

 Olympics in 2012 and is ranked 7th in Mens 4x100m Medley

 Relay and 8th in the Mens 100m backstroke. For info on the

 Lake Eland Mile event hosted by Margate Swimming club,

 Visit www.margateswimmingclub.co.za or contact Samantha

Botha on 0829787962

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