SA swimming championships delayed again

By Drum Digital
17 April 2013

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

SSA CEO Shaun Adriaanse said the water in the Newton Park Swimming Pool was clear at 10pm on Tuesday night, but turned green again on Wednesday 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 on Thursday.

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 on Tuesday 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.

-by Sapa

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