Representing EC at the national swimming champs - St Andrew's College

Representing EC at the national swimming champs

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Representing EC at the national swimming champs

Martin Wolmarans of St Andrew’s College and Toni Rafferty of DSG well represent Swimming Eastern Cape at the 2018 South African National Aquatic Championships.

The two recently returned from Junior Nationals which took place in Durban.

The upcoming senior nationals take place at Newton Park Pool in Port Elizabeth from 23 to 28 April.

Martin will swim in the Youth category and he will take part in the 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle.

Toni will swim in the Youth Elite category and she will take part in the 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly

Some of South Africa’s top swimming talent will be in action at the champs.

The week-long competition will double as a selection event for the African Youth Games, the African Swimming Championships, the Youth Olympic Games and the AUSC Region 5 Games later this year.

The South African swimming team recently celebrated their third-place finish at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, where they finished third on the medal table with a total of 12 medals — six gold, three silver, and three bronze and Para-swimmer Christian Sadie will be the only medallist from the Games to hit the water in Port Elizabeth.

The SA National Aquatic Championships heats session will start at 09:30, while the finals will begin at 18:00 daily.

The staging of this event has been made possible through the support provided by Swimming SA partners, Sport and Recreation South Africa, SASCOC, National Lotteries Commission, Arena and Rand Water.

 

Toni Rafferty during a training session.

Toni Rafferty during a training session.

Martin Wolmarans during a training session.

Martin Wolmarans during a training session.