Coach Riddin pleased with Pietermaritzburg swimmers’ performances at SA Invitational

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Young Pietermaritzburg swimming star Matthew Sates.
Young Pietermaritzburg swimming star Matthew Sates.

Master coach Wayne Riddin says Pie­termaritzburg swimmers gave a good account of themselves at the SA Invitational Championships in Gqeberha, formerly known as Port Elizabeth, despite one of the leaders of the group, Matthew Sates, missing out on a qualifying time for the coming Olympic Games.

The gala doubled as Olympic and Paralympic trials and there were seven Olympic times and 10 Paralympic times achieved by a total of 11 swimmers by the close on Monday night at the Newton Park pool.

They included Pietermaritzburg’s Paralympic female star Alani Ferreira, who joyfully clocked one minute and 23,97 seconds in the SB13 category for the 100m breaststroke.

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