John Maree participated in the Level Three National gala this past weekend in Port Elizabeth. This is where the country’s top club swimmers get together to determine the best of the best. John put in a superb effort. He swam three personal best times and set new school records in the 50m and 100m backstroke events.
What is particularly praiseworthy is that John made the final in the 50m backstroke event and a semi-final for the 100m backstroke event.
In the end he finished 8th in the country for 50m backstroke and 13th for 100m backstroke in the 18 years and under age group.
This is the first time since College started participating in club swimming that a boy has made a final or a semi-final event at this level of swimming.