SA Olympic swimmers set to ‘put on a show’ in Pietermaritzburg

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Pietermaritzburg Olympian Matthew Sates.
Pietermaritzburg Olympian Matthew Sates.

A number of South Africa’s Olympic swimmers will be “putting on a show” in the SA Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg this week.

The event runs from Wednesday until Sunday at the GC Jolliffe indoor pool in the city and is said to be a labour of love for the organisers from Seals Swimming Club.

That’s because the event is helping to put Pietermaritzburg on the sports map, but is also expensive to run due to the absence of spectator fees and a rise in pool-heating costs for the duration of the competition, according to chief Seals coach and organiser Wayne Riddin.

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