School children ready to swim Midmar Mile for CHOC

Close to 150 swimmers at the aQuellé Midmar Mile this weekend will be swimming in the colours of The Cows as the distinctive fun-loving swimmers set about raising money for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Association of South Africa, with a particularly strong representation of schoolchildren.

Swimmers from St Mary’s DSG In Kloof Emma Crookes, Molly Ogilby, Bailey Hughes, Kara Bredell, Shannon Hooper, Rachel Cross, Demi Hooper, Amy van Rooyen, Catherine Rowan, Jo Kinsey, Kathryn Bolton , Milla Hulse, Rest of back row is Madi Rayne, Georgina Strachan, Kayleigh Lindeque, Madison Smith, Milla Hulse, Brook Rayne and Lia Van Rensburg will be taking part in the aQuellé Midmar Mile in The Cows colours to raise money for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa.

The Cows have the privilege of starting in their own batch at 8:30 on Saturday morning, including 26 swimmers from St Mary’s DSG in Kloof and 32 swimmers from Hatfield Christian School in Gauteng, with swimmers from St Henry’s Marist Brothers and Chelsea Prep making up The Cows contingent of junior swimmers.

Ladysmith High School head boy Dylan Tschirpig will be doing his fifth aQuellé Midmar Mile for The Cows.

“The enthusiasm from the high school kids for this year’s aQuellé Midmar Mile has been infectious,” said local co-ordinator of The Cows Durbs Daisy.

“Hatfield School has been a regular supporter of the Midmar Herd, but the growth of interest from Saints has been really exciting. They were all delivered their swimming costumes this week and cannot wait for Saturday to arrive,” she said.

In addition to the 110 swimmers in The Cows batch swimming on Saturday morning, there are around 35 swimmers in The Cows colours taking on the tough Eight Mile challenge on Thursday and Friday.

The Cows target most of the country’s major mass participation sporting events as opportunities to raise money for CHOC, and have raised well over R30 million for the childhood cancer charity since its foundation in 2008.