Swimming Report 2018
It has been another successful year for our swimmers as they achieved locally, nationally and some even internationally.
We had a bigger Interhouse Gala this year where even more learners participated. We look forward to expanding it further next year. Deary finished in the first position with ffolliott, Heath, Wait and Duppie following respectively.
Ons jaarlikse Pearson Prestige Gala is weer eens goed ondersteun. Pearson het hierdie jaar nie eerste plek behaal en Grey en Collegiate het gesamentlik tweede plek gekry, daarna Framesby gevolg deur Alexander Road High. Ons sien uit daarna om volgende jaar nog meer skole te hê wat gaan deelneem.
Ten of our swimmers participated in the SA Junior Nationals and between them they swam in 32 finals. Mark Müller swam in 6 finals, Marcell Müller swam in 5 finals and Connie Pietersen had two podium finishes from her 5 finals. Five of our swimmers qualified for and participated in the SA Senior and Youth Nationals. Lindelize Bester, Marcell Müller and Connie Pietersen obtained semi-finals in the Senior division and Mark Müller received a bronze medal in the Youth division. Lindelize Bester received the NMBA ‘Swimmer of the Month’ award for August. Ashton Volkwyn went to Malawi to participate in the CANA Zone IV gala – she placed 3rd overall, was the captain for RSA and received three gold medals.
Die Opewaterswemmers het net so goed gevaar. In die Spar River Mile het Paige Black, Lize Müller en Tyra Roozendaal in die top 10 van die dames Mile geëindig. Ons seuns het die skole afdeling gewen met Slater Black, Kyle White, Ruben Smith en Wietske van der Westhuizen in die top 10.
Slater en Paige Black was onoorwonne in die Bell Buoy-uitdaging – waar albei hul onderskeie kategorieë gewen het.
Seven of our swimmers were selected for the SA Open Water National Championships. Kyle White finished 5th in the 3km. Flippie van der Spuy came first in the 3km and second in the 5km event. Flippie was then selected to represent South Africa in the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships in Israel where he finished 22nd overall in the 5km – just a minute after the winner.
We look forward to the season that lies ahead.