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.

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