Oliva Lange has been awarded Honours for Swimming. Oliva has achieved a tremendous amount in the swimming sphere during his time at Prep and College.
Oliva is outstanding in his leadership role as co-captain and leads by example in all he does in and out the pool.
In Grade 8, Oliva finished 2nd in the Junior half-mile, he also broke four school records in the Inter-House gala and won many medals in the Level 3 gala, and at the Nelson Mandela Champs where he swam SA Junior times.
Oliva currently holds 21 school records at College, showing his excellent knack for swimming various strokes at various distances.
At the SA Junior National age group gala in Grade 9 Oliva won his first National Bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke.
In Grade 10, Oliva qualified to swim in the SA Grand Prix series, swum in the Open age group.
At the conclusion of the season and on the back of Oliva’s outstanding times and FINA (Federation Internationale de Nation) points, Oliva was selected for the South African Youth Squad.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the last two years of swimming have resulted in mainly Regional competitions. Still, Oliva did not miss a beat by qualifying for the SA Grand Prix series, one of only two National competitive competitions. He qualified for an impressive three finals in the 50m,100m and 200m breaststroke.
The SA Regionals age group gala took place soon after the Grand Prix series, and Oliva went on to win two Gold, two Silver and two Bronze medals.
This year Oliva has had repeatedly good performances and won many medals. He has broken more school records and won another River Mile, but most importantly, Oliva has been a role model to all the athletes who care to notice.
Oliva is currently ranked in the top 5 for both the 50m and 200m Breastroke in South Africa.
Oliva has been awarded Honours for swimming for his all-round contribution to College swimming and as an ambassador for College at the highest level of swimming in South Africa.