Sates the top swimmer at SA National Short Course Swimming Championships

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Pietermaritzburg’s Matthew Sates during the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships at Seals.
Pietermaritzburg’s Matthew Sates during the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships at Seals.
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Pietermaritzburg’s Matthew Sates finished the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships as the top swimmer in the men’s event while Tatjana Schoenmaker reigned supreme in the women’s category.

The four-day Championships, which were held at the City’s Seals Swimming Club, ended on Tuesday with five athletes swimming a total of 10 Fina Qualification times in the duration of the competition. Also, there were African records and national records that were set at Seals.

Local star Sates, grade 11 learner at St Charles College, swam Fina Qualification times in 400 m freestyle with the time of 3:43.55, 100 m butterfly — putting 50.72 on the clock and also in the 100 m individual medley where he registered a time of 52.87.

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