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Swimmers to make a splash in France

2015-05-28 08:36

JOHANNESBURG — The SA swimming contingent will be looking to put in impressive performances at the 28th International Meeting of Canet en Roussilion in France on June 6 to 7.

The Mare Nostrum Tour is one of the most prestigious among the swimming meets all over the world.

Chad le Clos, Erin Gallagher, Myles Brown and national swimming coach Graham Hill are currently in Doha, Qatar, where they have been hard at work preparing for the first leg of the Mare Nostrum series in 12 days.

Paralympian World Record holder Kevin Paul together with Olympian champion Cameron van der Burgh and Tuks based swimmer Nico Meyer will be leaving early next week for the swimming meet to join the team. A group of Westville swimmers will leave next week Sunday to join the swimming contingent.

These include Roxanne Brown, Samantha Labuschagne, Evan ­Matthysen, Bailey Musgrave, Daniel Ronaldson, Catherine Sainsbury, Timothy Sates, Reegan Taite and Peter Wetzler.

Managing the team will be Northern Tigers president Anton Jordaan.

From Canet en Roussillon, the swimmers will proceed to Barcelona (10/11 June) before concluding in Monaco (13/14 June).

Swimming South Africa CEO Shaun Adriaanse said: “We are extremely happy with the swimmers competing at this year’s Mare Nostrum and look forward to them showcasing exceptional world-class performances.

“Following their phenomenal performance at the SA National Aquatic Championships in April, the swimmers are completely focused on preparing themselves physically and mentally for the Fina World Championships.”

— Supplied

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