Blue Ocean Aquatics swimmers come up big at KZN Champs


Blue Ocean Aquatics swimmers achieved outstanding results at the recent KwaZulu-Natal Level Two Championships.

The club came home with six gold medals, seven silver medals and 10 bronze medals. This is due to the hard work done by the swimmers who competed, made finals and then medalled in the finals.

Winé Koekemoer won two bronze medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke, while Ava-Mae Lilje won gold in the 50m breaststroke and a bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Hannah Scott won two gold medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke and silver in the 50m backstroke events. Nelzaan Strydom won three gold medals in the 50m fly, 200m freestyle and 100m freestyle, silver in the 200m IM and bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Tharien Venter won her first provincial medals by placing third in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, and in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, while Nabil Bejia won silver in the 200m breaststroke in the 10 and under age group.

Ricardo Carthew won a bronze in the 200m IM with Mason Hielckert winning two silver medals in the 100m freestyle and 200m IM. Jordan Grobler won silver in the 200m backstroke and Alexandros Robbetze placed second in the 50m breaststroke.

The club will now be focusing on the national and regional championships taking place in Durban, Bloemfontein and Sasolburg in March and April. Coach Mandy Koegelenberg wishes the swimmers all the best for the upcoming meets.


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