SWIMMING SEASON STARTS
CAPE TOWN: The 2018 swimming season kicks off with the SA Grand Prix at the Van Riebeeck Park Pool in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, tomorrow and Sunday. The event is part of Swimming SA’s longterm participant development programme for 2020 and is aimed at providing a highlevel competition for SA’s athletes. Stiff competition is expected when the best of the country’s rising talent go up against the German national youth team, with SA’s Ayrton Sweeney racing against Germany’s Paul Reither in both the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley. Erin Gallagher and Germany’s Angelina Kohler will battle it out in the 50 and 100m freestyle as well as the 100m butterfly, while Olympian Michelle Weber and upand-coming swimmer, Rebecca Meder will add to the highlights of the Grand Prix. This year’s competition will also feature an Open Water section scheduled on today and tomorrow at the Longmere Dam,.