Voortrekker's swimming superstar

2012-01-31 00:00

THERE was no stopping swimmer Mickey Olivier at the Voortrekker Championship Gala last week.

“Mickey made history at our Championship gala. He is the first swimmer to hold all age-group records for all disciplines,” said Voortrekker director of sport Charmaine Koekemoer.

Altogether, Olivier now holds 22 age-group records at Voortrekker.

He holds the record in the 50 yards (45 metres) butterfly in the U14, U15, U16 and open age groups, the equivalent records in the 50 breast stroke, 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 50 individual medley.

Olivier also has the 100 yards freestyle in the junior and open divisions under his swimming cap.

Currently in the South African Junior High Performance Squad, Olivier participated in the KZN Senior Championships in December, where he competed against the top men in the province, qualifying for the finals in four events — the 50 and 100 metre freestyle, and the 50 and 100 metre backstroke. Olivier’s time in the 100 metre backstroke was good enough for him to qualify to participate in the Senior National Championship that will take place in April.

He will also be in action this weekend in the SA International Gala which will be held in Durban.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.