Swimmers from Blue Ocean Aquatics (BOA) were at their very best at the Westville Sprints held at Kings Park recently.
Of the 23 swimmers who represented the club, 22 swam at least one personal-best time, most swam personal-bests on all their swims and Daena Robinson set a meet record in the 50m breaststroke 11-year-old gold division.
The club came home with 12 gold medals, 17 silver medals and eight bronze medals. BOA also boasted two overall age group winners – Tehl-Cadi Day Garden and Enzo Raynard.
Coach Mandy Koegelenberg congratulated the swimmers and said they’re looking forward to holiday training and the KZN premier champs coming up on 17-22 December.
She also wished the swimmers well who’ll be competing at SA schools, namely Gemma Allchin, Daena Robinson, Daniel Fisher and Marnu Koekemoer.
BOA Westville Sprints results:
Gemma Allchin – 2 silver medals
Tehl-Cadi Day Garden – 2 gold, 3 silver & 2 bronze medals (age group winner)
Carla Kretzschmar – 1 silver medal
Daena Robinson – 2 gold medals & a meet record in the 50m breaststroke, 11 gold age group
Nabil Bejia – 1 gold, 2 silver & 4 bronze medals
Daniel Fisher – 2 gold & 1 silver medal
James Fisher – 1 bronze medal
Marnu Koekemoer – 1 bronze medal
Enzo Raynard – 2 gold medals & 5 silver medals (age group winner)
Everraud Raynard – 3 gold medals & 3 silver medals
Photo: BOA’s (back row from left) Gemma Alchin, Elizabeth Ballock, Nelzaan Strydom, Wine Koekemoer, Ricardo Carthew, Michelle Kretschmar, Christopher Ballock, Carla Kretschmar,(front row from left) James Fisher, Kirsty Koegelenberg, Lea Scott, Everraud Raynard, Tehl-Cadi Day Garden, Enzo Raynard, Daniel Fisher and (front) Tharien Venter.