For the 3rd successive year, Bloemfontein Reach for Recovery sponsored pink ‘Reach for Recovery’ swimming caps at the Kovsie Aquatics Swimming Club open water event. This Midmar mile qualifier event was held on 18 January 2020 and is growing yearly. This year 460 swimmers took part in the event.

This year Reach for Recovery helped to secure Dischem as a sponsor, with Mediclinic, a regular sponsor.

We added a new event. Swimmers who swam all 4 of the 1km events could do so if they paid one entry fee and donated R1000 to Reach for Recovery. We had 5 swimmers participating. They were given a green cap, a special medal, and a special embroidered towel. The local media also gave us a lot of coverage.

The Reach for Recovery ladies in their pink Reach for Recovery shirts gave handed out the water, a Mediclinic water bottle and also had the honour of handing out the medals at the ceremony.

It was a very successful event and we are very happy with our solid partnership with the Kovsie Aquatics Swimming Club.