Local swimmer triumphs at championships

2018-02-08 06:00
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De Jager from Liquid Lines in Cape St Francis won the 10km event in a time of 2:17:54. In second and third place were Border swimmers Chloë Velde (2:34:44) and Madison Malherbe (2:35:00).

In the 3km championship swim, Aquabear Swim Club’s Ian Venter dominated in a time of 36:37. He was followed by Bay Eagle Swim Club’s Flippie van der Spuy (37:40) and PEA swimmer Dennis De Villiers 37:43). Payton Horton snatched the ladies’ title in a time of 39:50 ahead of Tasneen Ebrahim (40:00) and Jessica Beukes (40:04).

De Jager claimed victory in the 5km race in a time of 1:03:16, followed by Horton (1:07:46) and Ebrahim 1:07:57).

Venter took the men’s 5km title in a time of 1:02:42. Van der Spuy (1:03:13) and De Villiers (1:03:19) placed second and third respectively.

During the fifth round of the swim series that took to the water on the Sunday, Seth de Swardt won the 1km swim in a time of 14:16. Noah de Swart (15:46) and Gareth MacLear (15:51) placed second and third respectively.

Teegan Pio (14:12) triumphed in the 1km ladies’ swim event, while Chelsea Main (17:21) and Quinlee Collins (17:30) claimed the second and third spots.

In the 3km swim for men, Martin Wolmarans crossed the finish line first in a time of 43:30. He was followed by MC Strydom (47:45) and PJ Duffy (47:5).

Jean Degenaar (48:49) claimed victory in the 1km swim for ladies, while Claire Amner (48:51) and Jennifer Anderton (53:38) placed second and third respectively.

  • Marina Martinique will be home to the South African OWS National Championships for the second year in just under a month’s time.

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