Swim the Merrifield Mile and earn Discovery Vitality points.


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Join us for our 15th Mile

Entry forms: Are available at Sportsmans Warehouse, Cycle HQ and Merrifield Prep School and College
Or enter online
Online entries close on Friday afternoon at 1pm

Registration: You may enter and register at Merrifield School on Saturday 25 February. 
From 09h00 – 13h00.
Collect your goodie bag, swimming cap and timing chip.

Entries after 1pm on Saturday 25 February will be charged the late entry fee rate.  

PLEASE NOTE: The NSRI is in charge of safety on the water. They have plenty of life guards and craft on the dam. Due to NSRI Safety regulations no members of family or public will be permitted to accompany swimmers on craft or boats during the race.

About the Merrifield Mile:

Merrifield Preparatory School and College is proud to be hosting the Fifteenth Mile on 26 February 2017. The Merrifield Mile is an open water swimming event. The swim takes place at the Wriggleswade Dam near Stutterheim. It is approximately 65 km from East London. It is an idyllic setting – a wonderful place for an outing for the whole family.


Spur Splash (8yrs and under): Start 11am

Registration closes at 10:45
Late entries close strictly 10:45
Fun Wrigglers who are not confident in the water must use a floating device

500m MerriDash (for swimmers 9 years and older): Start 11h45
Compulsory registration closes at 11h15
Late entries close strictly at 11:00

Merrifield Mile (for swimmers 9 years and older): Start 12:45
Compulsory registration closes strictly at 11h15
Late entries close strictly at 11:00

Craft stalls, food and cold drink stalls available at the event.
Face painting sponsored by PNA Stationers and other fun activities for the family.
Great prizes to be won!

Merrifield Mile Market
Any exhibitors interested in hosting a stall can contact Tracey Mangold on 043 748 6094 or
Stall rental is R150, terms and conditions apply.

You might want to bring tents, caravans and a picnic and come and make a weekend of it. Contact Amanda at Wriggleswade Dam to book your camp site on 083 752 4545

For more information contact: Tracey Mangold the Merrifield Mile Organiser on 043-748 6094 or email: