Dirty pool sees SA Swimming Championships delayed again

2013-04-17 13:17

The SA Swimming Championships in Port Elizabeth have been postponed for a second straight day, Swimming SA (SSA) has said.

The SSA’s chief executive, Shaun Adriaanse, said the water in the Newton Park Swimming Pool was clear at 10pm last night, but turned green again today after another pipe burst overnight.

The organisers hoped the championships, which also serve as the trials for this year’s Fina World Championships, would resume tomorrow.

There would be only one round in each discipline on the programme, with swimmers competing in timed finals.

The second day of the championships was postponed yesterday after a burst pipe at the pool turned the water green on Sunday.

The water quality caused serious problems on Monday, with competitors struggling to see where they were going and battling with their turns at the wall.

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