8 Mile Charity Club

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open water swim]]aQuellé Midmar Mile while raising money for The Pink Drive during the 8 Mile Club event]]

noun - The 8 Mile (12.8 km) Charity Club is a pod of open water swimmers who complete eight one-mile swims at the annual aQuellé Midmar Mile, the world's largest competitive open water swim. The 8 Mile Club raises funds for various charities and is headed by Mervyn Bremner, Richard Stretch and Stan Kozlowski.

Stan Kozlowski started the idea of swimming all 8 miles to raise funds for the Wildlands Conservation Trust in 2001. He has completed a total of 84 miles so far. Bremner formalised the 8 Mile Club with Kozlowski in 2004 and since then has completed 93 miles to top the list of official 8 Mile Club swim list.

A maximum of 50 swimmers attempt to complete all 8 one-mile events at the annual aQuelle Midmar Mile. As soon as they complete one 1-mile swim, they head back to the starting line and do it again 8 times. Members of the 8 Mile Club wear a special gold-colored swim cap.

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