John Maree participated in the SA Short Course Gala this past weekend. He swam four events, which were all his personal best times. He set a new school record for the 100m backstroke in a time of 1.00.92 seconds and the 50m backstroke in 28.24 seconds.
At the gala John faced off with the best of the best in the country and was knocking shoulders with the likes of Chad le Clos.
John can be congratulated on finishing 19th in the country for both his backstroke events, in races where, sometimes, a split second can separate you from a 19th place medal.
What an outstanding achievement!