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3 Academy swimmers qualified for Italian Tours

The “Two Kyles”, (Mckenzie and Letley), and Clayton Malaza, will soon be travelling to Italy. The Kyles will leave mid June 2018, to compete in the Circuito Nuoto Italia. The swimmers had to qualify for the privilege to participate in these prestigious events, and the training camps offered. These competitions are: Trofeo Citta’ Di Rossini, Pesaro – 15 – 17 June 2018 Treviso Swim cup – 22 – 23 June 2018. Clayton Malaza has been selected to travel in July to take part in the Tri Colour Games to be held in Socini Italy. Training to one day compete on the international scene is very expensive. Most swimmers (as in other sports) are required to pay for their own way. “The two Kyles”, along wit

South African Junior Nationals - 2018

Kings Park pool once again hosted this national gala. Great potential for the future of swimming in South Africa was evident. With continues work perhaps South Africa could return to its former strength in the pool. Kyle Mckenzie and Kyle Letley both swam new personal best times. Kyle Mckenzie was ecstatic to lower the Eastern Gauteng 200 Individual Medley record time, set in 2004, to 2: 12:36. Kyle Letley qualified for his first S. A. Youth competition in the 200 Individual medley with a personal Best time of 2:18:88. “The Two Kyles” (as they are becoming known) will be competing in Port Elizabeth at the South African Nationals during the last week of April. The South African Nationals run

Level 3 Regionals - 2018

Hillcrest pool in Pretoria was the venue for the Level 3 Regionals. 4 swimmers from the Academy took part. A long 3 days followed. Keiryn Letley was not well at all, however managed to qualify for 8 finals winning 1 gold medal in a personal best time of 30.67 for the 50m butterfly. Kieryn also won 2 silver, and 2 bronze medals and was the top point scorer for her previous club. Tambai Dutiro has worked well this past season and from not qualifying last year he won a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. Tambai swam in 2 finals. Clayton Malaza qualified for 3 final events and swam 7 personal Bests. At 16 years of age, he competes in the 16 to 18 age group. Our little Mikayla Pon aged up 1 day

Central Gauteng Level 2 – End of year gala

After much confusion over strategic venues and a state funeral, our excited Aquatic Academy, Level 2 swimmers, finally got to compete for ESP Piranhas. Morgan Corns was ESP’s top point scorer, attaining 8 final positions, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal (111 points). Annebel Van Wyk followed closely, scoring 104 points. Annebel scored with 8 final positions and 1 silver medal. Kerrin Burgess, who was only available for half of the event scored on 3 finals, winning a bronze medal. Christina Pon scored with 5 final positions and Ashley Corns 3. Joan Lourens. (Coach). Top (Christina Pon) Below: Morgan Corns. Ashley Corns. Annebel Van Wyk. Kerrin Burgess.

Level 1 Regionals - 2018

This entry group into competitive swimming is always filled with fun…. And at times tears. Swimmers begin to understand the stresses of competition (as do the parents!). Delville pool in Germiston was the venue. This year was no different. Aquatic Academy had 7 swimmers competing in the ESP Piranha team, along with swimmers from Debbie Mcgee and Tiga Tiger. A lot of talent was noted and many lessons learned which will hopefully assist all of these swimmers to Level 2 Regionals, in next season. Most swimmers swam their best times. Christina Pon achieved two Level 2 qualifying times and went on to enter the CGA Level 2 event, recently held at Ellis Park. She was the top point scorer for ESP on

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