Mile mania in town

From humble beginnings with less than 200 swimmers 16 years ago, the Merrifield Mile has now grown to include over 1000 participants.

From left, Merrifield College Executive Head, Dr Guy Hartley, Merrifield marketer, Tracey Mangold and Nedbank representatives Anlin Kotze, Collette Parry and Rathish Seepersad get excited for the 16th annual Merrifield Mile taking place on Sunday, March 4. Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT

The official launch took place on Wednesday evening and saw organisers, sponsors, supporters and Merrifield School staff members enjoy an evening filled with reminiscing about the Mile’s past successes and anticipating Sunday’s event at Wriggleswade dam.

As the only open water, long-distance swimming event of its kind in the region, the Merrifield Mile promises to be a day full of fun and adventure for the whole family.

For those who would still like to enter please visit the merrifield website at 


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