Strong squad of SA swimmers head for Dubai

2013-08-23 00:00

SWIMMING South Africa (SSA) has announced a strong team for the fourth Fina World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai, from August 26 to 31.

The recent SA Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg saw men and women swimmers strive for selection and SSA CEO Shaun Adriaanse is confident the team will perform.

“We trust the team will make the country proud with their strength and determination,” he said.

“South Africa has a proud swimming heritage and boasts records at international events and we know this team will give its best to succeed.”

Among the women swimmers are Jolandi Els (19), Justine MacFarlane (17) and Nathania Van Niekerk (14), rising stars starting to make waves in the pool, while the men have Ithumelang Lesenyeho (18), Jarred Crous (17) and Christopher Reid (17).

The team depart at 2.10 pm today, from Johannesburg.

KZN Men:

Clayton Jimmie

Calvyn Justus

KZN Women:

Emma Chelius

Kyna Pereira

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