Swimmers from various schools across the province participated in the Limpopo Schools Swimming Championships at the municipal pools in the city on Friday and Saturday.
The challenge was organised by Limpopo Aquatics and attracted more than 20 schools and nearly 220 athletes. Limpopo Aquatics vice-president Rob Anderson said they were pleased with the turnout although they would have welcomed more entries. He stated that this was an annual event aimed at nurturing and unearthing talent in the province. He informed that they were planning to use the competition to select teams that would represent the province at various national swimming championships in the future.
“The competition went well and all the swimmers proved their love and passion for the sport. We have great swimmers who would fly the Limpopo flag high at the national champs in the future. The Limpopo Schools Swimming Championships boost the local economy and create jobs hence we hope and believe that the municipality will keep on maintaining the facility for us to host as many tournaments as possible,” Anderson explained. He thanked all the athletes, parents, officials and supporters for coming out in large numbers to make the gathering a success.
• Ruan Hanaczeck-Kruger – Hoërskool Ben Vorster – 778 points.
• Kristin Lottering – Hoërskool Frikkie Meyer – 654 points.
• Mari-Zanne Nortje – Laerskool Julian Muller – Junior victrix ludorum.
• Juan Randall – Oosskool – Junior victor ludorum.
• Ruan Hanaczeck-Kruger – Hoërskool Ben Vorster – Senior victor ludorum.
• Kristin Lottering – Hoërskool Frikkie Meyer – Senior victrix ludorum.
• Nathan Struwig – Best disabled swimmer.
Story and photos: ENDY SENYATSI