BOA swimmers rise to the occasion at KZN Junior Champs

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Blue Ocean Aquatics (BOA) swimmers did their club proud at the Speedo KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championships held in the 25m pool at the Kings Park complex recently.

Twelve of the club’s swimmers participated in this championship, which featured registered swimmers in the 13 and under age group from all levels.

Every BOA swimmer that participated swam personal best times and the swimmer with the biggest improvement was Amber Vorster, who improved by 102.10 seconds over her seven races that she swum.

The others who improved where Marnu Koekemoer by 44.41 seconds, Winé Koekemoer by 34.44 seconds, Milla Drakopoulos by 29.49 seconds, Jethro Rolfe by 27.11 seconds, Nelzaan Strydom by 17.34 seconds, Hannah Scott by 17.34 seconds, Daniel Fisher by 17.33 seconds, Tharien Venter by 14.69 seconds, George Annandale by 10.28 seconds, Gemma Allchin by 8.44 seconds and Olivia Hulley by 0.97 seconds.

The swimmers also made finals and brought home medals from this meet. Marnu Koekemoer won a gold medal in the 50m backstroke and silver in the 50m freestyle event and swam in seven finals.

Milla won two silver medals in the 100m and 200m freestyle events and raced in four finals, while Daniel won two bronze medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events.

Gemma, Hannah, Amber, George and Jethro all made finals in their respective age groups.

BOA swimmers now look forward to the level 2 and 3 provincial championships and youth national championships that are taking place in December.

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