PMB pupil to represent SA in waterskiing champs in Italy

2016-06-15 06:00
Dylan Lowe from Pietermaritzburg will be representing South Africa at the European and African Waterskiing Championships in Italy in August. PHOTO: nicole john

Dylan Lowe from Pietermaritzburg will be representing South Africa at the European and African Waterskiing Championships in Italy in August. PHOTO: nicole john

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DYLAN Lowe from Pietermaritzburg will be representing South Africa­ at the European and African Waterskiing Championships in Italy­ in August.

The 15-year-old began waterskiing in 2006, and began competing professionally in 2012. Both his parents have been his influence in the sport as they also waterski.

Dylan, a Grade 10 pupil at Maritzburg College, said he loves other sports, but his passion is waterskiing.

“It’s hard to explain why I think waterskiing is so exciting. It’s very social and fun on the water. I have made so many friends, but I think that not enough people in Pietermaritzburg, and in the province, don’t compete enough in the sport. It has so much potential to grow,” he said.

This is the fourth year that Dylan has been invited to participate in the championships, but it is the first he is able to afford it.

He will leave on 2 August with his father and participate in various competitions and training sessions in France and Italy.

“I am very excited to be able to participate in the championships, and hopefully the nerves don’t get to me. I will be competing against lots of people who train in countries where waterskiing is a more popular sport so I know the competition will be tough.”

Dylan thanked his sponsors, including Coral Wetsuits and Colour Display.

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