Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020

  • KFC Splash (8yrs and under):
    Start 10h00am
    Registration closes at 09h45
    Late entries close strictly 09h45
    KFC Splashers who are not confident in the water must use a floating
    device and will need to be accompanied by an adult
  • KFC Merrifield Mile (for swimmers 9 years and older):
    Start 10:45
    Compulsory registration closes strictly at 10h15.
    Late entries close strictly at 10h15.

    Please note: Adults accompanying their children in 250m swim, the 500 MerriDash and the KFC Merrifield Mile must have a timing chip and a race number.

  • 500m MerriDash (for swimmers 9 years and older):
    Start 13h00
    Late entries close strictly at 10h15
    Compulsory registration closes at 10h15
    Swimmers need to be able to swim 20 lengths of a 25m pool without stopping.
    Swimmers not confident in the water must be accompanied by an adult
  • 250m (for swimmers 8 years and older):
    Start 14h00
    Late entries close strictly at 10h15
    Compulsory registration closes at 10h15
    Swimmers need to be able to swim 10 lengths of a 25m pool without stopping.
    Swimmers not confident in the water must be accompanied by an adult
  • Organiser: Merrifield Preparatory School and College
  • Venue: Wriggleswade Dam, near Stutterheim, East London
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Enquiries Alison Randall
    (Tel) 043-748 6094 – (Fax) 043-7486098 -arandall@mpsc.co.za
  • Entry Details:
    Online entry is available.
    Online entries close on Friday 21 February at 12h00
  • Registration:
    Takes place on Saturday 22 February at Merrifield School from
    9h00 – 13h00 or at Wriggleswade Dam on Sunday 23 February  from 08h30 – 10h15.
    Swimmers will then be issued with a swimming cap, t-shirt, timing chip, goodie bag and their competitor number will be written on their upper left arm.
  • Entry Forms:  Completed entry forms and payments can be submitted at Sportsmans Warehouse (Beacon Bay Retail Park), Merrifield Prep School and College or enter online. 
    (Forms will be accepted at Sportsmans Warehouse until Friday 21 February 17h00. There after, entry forms must be submitted at Merrifield School or at Wriggleswade Dam).
  • Online entries close on Friday 21 February at 12h00
  • Late entry fees:  Applicable to entries received after 13h00 on Saturday 22 February and must be entered and paid for in cash at Wriggleswade on 23 February by 10h15.
    No entry forms will be accepted after 10h15 on Sunday 23 February for the KFC Merrifield Mile, 500m MerriDash and the 250m swim.
  • Entry Fees:
    KFC Merrifield Mile and 500m MerriDash and the 250m swim:  R130
    Late entry:
    R150 applicable after Sat 22 February at 13h00
    KFC Splash: 9 Years and younger R100.00
  • The Swim:   The event consists of four separate events:
  • The KFC Merrifield Mile – the featured event:
    The swim takes place at Wriggleswade near Stuttherheim. The time is taken when the swimmer crosses a line after exiting the water.
  • The MerriDash:
    This is a 500 meter event for less confident swimmers who don’t feel ready to take on the full Mile. This event takes place at a different time to the Mile and is finished well before the start of the main Mile Event.
  • The 250 swim:
    This is a 250 meter event for less confident swimmers who don’t feel ready to take on the 500m Dash or the Mile. This event takes place at a different time to the Dash and is finished well before the start of the main Dash and Mile Event.
  • The “KFC Splash”:
    This event is for children 8 years and under. Children may use floats, swim aids, and ONE adult is permitted to accompany each child. This is not a timed event. No prizes will be awarded.
  • Layout and Facilities:   Ablution, camping and braai facilities are available. There is ample secure parking and entry to the grounds and clubhouse are free on the day of the KFC Merrifield Mile.
    Refreshments are for sale.
  • Prizes and Give-aways: 
    Swimming cap, t-shirt and goodie bag to all 250m swimmers, MerriDash and KFC Mile swimmers.
  • Prize Giving and Lucky drawsCategory winners will receive a floating trophy and prize.
    Entrants must attend prize giving to be eligible for lucky draw prizes.
    Prize giving will take place directly after the event, once the results have been collated.
    Prizes will be awarded in the various age categories.
    In addition there are lucky draw prizes.
    *A PRIZE FOR THE SCHOOL WITH THE MOST ENTRIES
  • 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.
  • Directions to Venue
    The swim takes place in the Wriggleswade Dam mouth 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.
  • TEGORIES KFC
    MERRIFIELD MILE
     250 swim MERRIDASH 500m KFC SPLASH

    9 years and under

    X

    Nippers 9 – 13

    X X
    Juniors 14 – 25 X X
    Seniors 26 – 35 X X
    Vet 36 – 49 X X
    Masters 50 – 59

    X

    X
    Grand Masters 60+ X

    X