Determined to save

2018-02-06 06:00
The water polo team, from left: Aiden Byrne, Jordan Loans, Noah Reimer, Jack Donnely (vice-captain), Brandon Buys, coach Grant Galant, Justin Hamann, Max Riener (captain), Jaydon Wessels, Kyle Smith and Warwick Miller.

The water polo team, from left: Aiden Byrne, Jordan Loans, Noah Reimer, Jack Donnely (vice-captain), Brandon Buys, coach Grant Galant, Justin Hamann, Max Riener (captain), Jaydon Wessels, Kyle Smith and Warwick Miller.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Waves, seals and fishing boats are now part of a new training regime to be followed by local water polo players – all in the name of saving water.

The Fish Hoek High School swimming pool was recently closed due to the water crisis, but this has not deterred the school’s water polo team, who are now training in Kalk Bay Harbour.

Coach Grant Galant was granted permission from the harbour master, and the team now trains there twice a week.

The school has boasted numerous successful players on its water polo team, with the girls’ first team named as the league champions two years in a row and the boys’ first team in the top four of their league.

In the last four years, numerous Fish Hoek High learners have been selected to play in provincial water polo teams.

The school has informed parents of a nine-point plan to reduce its water usage, which includes closing the school’s swimming pool.

“The pool’s water will be pumped up into the roof cistern, which feeds the majority of our toilets, to be simultaneously supplemented by filtered borehole water. Our groundwater cannot pass through the school’s plumbing untreated. The decision regarding a pool cover is being fast-tracked. The pool will therefore serve as a reservoir should Day Zero be reached,” says principal, Gavin Fish, in a letter to parents.

The school is also installing wall-mounted hand sanitizers in all bathrooms, cutting off water to showers in changing rooms and collecting water from drainpipes, among other measures.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.