Blue Ocean Aquatics Swim Club hosted its annual Spring Splash Gala at Creston College on Saturday.
A total of 124 swimmers from all over the province attended the event in very trying weather, but the swimmers and parents persevered and the gala went on.
The standard of swimming was high with 15 records being broken in the various age groups, both in the girls and boys categories.
The school with the most entries was Kokstad Junior School and the club with the most entries, barring the hosting club, was Margate Swimming Club.
“The gala was enjoyed by all that attended and we say thank you to all the parents, swimmers and volunteers that assisted and made the day possible,” said Blue Ocean Aquatics coach Mandy Koegelenberg.
“Thank you to all the sponsors: Bates, Harbourview Spar, Frey’s Meat, River Valley Nature Reserve, Panarotti’s, Spur, John Dory’s, Wild & Free, Nicci Tilley, Lucky’s Sport, Starting Blocks School, Super Spar Shelly Beach, Curnow Insurance, The Property Circle, Status Panelbeaters and all the BOA club parents who contributed. Thank you to each and every one of you.
“The next gala will be in February 2019 and we look forward to hosting the swimmers and parents again,” she added.
The age group winners were:
6 & Under Girls Isabelle Van Heerden Seagulls Swim Club
6 & Under Boys Keagan Ramos Margate Swimming Club
7 Year old girls Claire Roberts Port Edward Primary School
7 Year old boys Kal-El Vermeulen Margate Swimming Club
8 year old girls Nadia Le Roux Aqua Life Style
8 year old boys Nabil Bejia Blue Ocean Aquatics Swimming Club
9 year old girls Tahl-Cadi Day-Garden Margate Swimming Club
9 year old boys Jayden Vermeulen Margate Swimming Club
10 year old girls Daena Robinson Blue Ocean Aquatics Swimming Club
10 year old boys Aiden Van Heerden Seagulls Swim Club
11 year old girls Hannah Parry Blue Ocean Aquatics Swimming Club
11 Year old boys Mason Hielckert Blue Ocean Aquatics Swimming Club
12 year old girls Ashleigh Fick Aqua Life Style
12 year old boys Geoffrey Wiggill Warner Beach Primary School
13 year old girls Janine le Roux Aqua Life Style
13 year old boys Bryce Haigh Kokstad Junior School