YOUNG PMB SWIMMERS SELECTED FOR 2022 COMMONWEALTH TARGET TEAM
TWO 14yearold starlets from local swimming club Seals are delighted at being selected for the KwaZuluNatal 2022 Commonwealth Target Team.
Paige Brombacher from The Wykeham Collegiate and Matt Sates from St Charles College (both pictured) swim under Seals head coach Wayne Riddin and their place in “Project 2022” means they will get scientific and technical support to help them qualify for the 2022 Games in Birmingham.
The English city was “awarded” the event after Durban fell out as approved hosts due to financial prob lems.
Qualification for the junior elite squad was based on accumulative Fina points and set qualifying times, with Paige and Matt achieving their times at the recent KZN Premier Championships in Durban.
It capped a successful year for both these talented swimmers, after they were part of a group that travelled to the United States with Riddin in JuneJuly to gain international experience.
Paige has also competed in World Cup events in Hong Kong and Doha.
When asked what motivated him in his efforts at training over the past season, Matt said: “Work and train harder than anyone else. Never give up, believe, be confident and pray. God will protect, guide and together we will fly.”
Added Paige: “It is an honour to be selected for two consecutive years and I am grateful to KZN Aquatics for making opportunities like this possible for us swimmers.”
Seals have a good record when it comes to getting swimmers into South African squads for international tournaments.
Matt Sates. PHOTO: SUPPLIED