WP Aquatics swimming competition

WP Aquatics swimming competition

Vineyard Swimming Club’s Tai Pearson, 13, smashed four WCA records in addition to breaking a few SA records, at the last week’s championships.

Western Cape Aquatics saw excellent results from their swimmers at last week’s Western Cape national junior and senior nationals competition held at Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch.

“Covid-19 rules and regulations did not put a damper on this successful competition, which was cancelled last year due to the virus pandemic,” said WCA executive secretary, Nici Wright.

Numerous WCA Long Course Records fell – rising star age-group swimmer Tai Pearson, 13, bettered four WCA records in addition to SA records.

Fellow Vineyard young age-group swimmer Abigail Kotze, 11, shattered five longs-tanding WCA long course records and Luke Slabbert, 18, swam a phenomenal 23.53 in the 50m free. Ruard Van Reenen (50 breast) and fellow Lane Leader Club member Petrus Truter (50 fly) outswam their competitors to break the respective WCA records.

In the men’s M2 down syndrome category, Sean O’Neil from Aquasharks Swimming Academy broke the relevant category 50m freestyle world record.

Weather and Pool conditions were perfect for this Championships, facilitating personal best times and strong competition between members of 31 various clubs including Namibia Swimming Federation.

WCA in partnership with Swimming South Africa is proud of the level of achievement of our swimmers and congratulate the swimmers and coaches on the quality of competition being produced in our province,” Wright said.

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