Lim swimmers are placed sixth

Marjoné de Beer in action in the girls u/13 200 m LC event at the Polokwane town pool which saw rising talent among the swimmers and possible future Olympic medal winners .

POLOKWANE – It showcased the best athletes in school swimming that took to the water in the competition that saw eight of the nine provinces compete in different events and different age groups in both the able- and disabled categories. SA’s rising stars displayed enormous talent and skills, much to their supporters’ delight.

The event was hosted in the city at the town pool over four days and saw the pool area filled with gazebos belonging to supporters from all the different provinces that took part on the day.

Polokwane Municipality Spokesperson, Matshidiso Mothapo, said that the event was well-supported and that it was a great boost for the city.

Ethan Anderson takes part in the boys u/15 200 m IM representing Limpopo at the SA schools swimming championship held from 10 to 13 April in Polokwane.

“The municipality is delighted to have hosted the swimming competition at our local pool. By bringing this event to Polokwane, the organisers have given us a shot in the arm on our mission to brand Polokwane as a sporting hub of note. We have a great record of hosting both national and international tournaments in various sporting codes.

“We believe that the championship is a building-block towards social cohesion and will inspire more young people in Polokwane to participate in swimming,” Mothapo said.

One of the organisers, Rob Anderson, said that they were very impressed with the turnout as well as the pool and facilities.

“We had a blast. It was very exciting to see the next medal winners of the Olympic games here in action. We look forward to following their progress and seeing what they have in store for us in the future,” he said.

The results are:

1. Gauteng Schools – 154 medals in total, 74 gold.

2. KZN Aquatics – 109 medals in total, 38 gold.

3. Mpumalanga – 42 medals in total, 12 gold.

4. Free State Schools – 39 medals in total, 12 gold

5. Eastern Cape Aquatics – 26 medals in total, 9 gold.

6. Limpopo Schools – 34 medals in total, 7 gold.

8. Western Cape Schools Association – 40 medals in total, 6 gold

9. North West Swimming – 12 medals in total, 5 gold.

With this final lap in the boys u/12 200 m IM event at the SA schools swimming championships held in the Polokwane town pool recently, Julian Andrews heads for home.

Riana Joubert

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