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College swimmer sets five new school records

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College swimmer sets five new school records

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Martin Wolmarans and Joss Hempel both participated in the South African Junior Nationals age group gala in Durban, between 21 and 25 March.

Joss swam some fantastic races and improved with every swim. He swam in the finals for the 200 free, 50 fly, 50 free, and 100 fly. As a result of his performance in these events, he has been placed nationally as 4th in the 50 fly, 9th in the 50 free, 5th in the 200 free and 5th in the 100 fly. He also set three new school records in the 200 free, 50 and 100 fly.

Martin faced some stiff competition but rose to new heights not only in his times but also qualifying comfortably for South African Youth Nationals in the 50 and 100 free. Martin smashed the Eastern Province record in a swim-off for a place in the 50 free final, swimming an all-time best in a time of 24.56 seconds. This time is also splits off of the Olympic B qualifying time of 24.38 seconds which is remarkable for a schoolboy. Martin also set five new school records in the 100 back, 200 free, 100 free, 100 fly and 50 free.