Records tumble in BOA Junior Splash Gala – photo gallery

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Blue Ocean Aquatics (BOA) Swimming Club hosted its annual Junior Splash Gala at Creston College recently with 130 swimmers from all over the province attending the event.

The level of competition was competitive with full heats in most of the events.

Daniel Fisher broke the 11-year-old 50m breaststroke record in a time of 43.72, while Matthew Haigh broke the 11-year-old 50m butterfly record in a time of 39.32.

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,” commented BOA coach Mandy Koegelenberg.

“Thank you to all the sponsors – Bates, Harbourview Spar, Frey’s meat, River Valley Nature Reserve, KC’s Coffee Shop, Panarottis, Heydricks Civil and The Property Circle.

“The next gala will be in October and we look forward to hosting the swimmers and parents again,” added Koegelenberg.

Age group winners:

6 & Under Girls Claire Roberts – Port Edward Primary
6 & Under Boys Dax Herbst
7 Year old girls Leah Lepront – Seagulls Swim Club
7 Year old boys James Fisher – Blue Ocean Aquatics SC
8 year old girls Celine Miles – Kokstad Junior School
8 year old boys Nabil Bejia – Blue Ocean Aquatics SC
9 year old girls Leah Scott – Blue Ocean Aquatics SC
9 year old boys George Annandale – Blue Ocean Aquatics SC
10 year old girls Chay Du Plessis – Kokstad Junior School
10 year old boys Shawn Pillay
11 year old girls Reese Gilson – Seals SC
11 Year old boys Daniel Fisher – Blue Ocean Aquatics SC
12 year old girls Keely Miller
12 year old boys Gregg Hilder – Blue Ocean Aquatics SC
13 year old girls Danica Pretorius – Margate SC
13 year old boys Curt Bahmann – Southcity Christian College

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