CHAD LE CLOS LAUNCHES FOUNDATION
DECORATED swimmer Chad le Clos announced the launch of his foundation this week.
The Chad le Clos Foundation, which is partnering with the aQuellé Midmar Mile, the world’s biggest open water swimming event, aims to raise funds to advance the development of swimming within South Africa.
According to a statement yesterday, Le Clos has his sights set on further Olympic glory in Tokyo 2020 with four Olympic medals in his trophy cabinet already.
After becoming the most successful Commonwealth Games swimmer of all time this year, with 17 Games medals to his name, Le Clos is looking to build a future around his global success which benefits others as well as the sport in general.
Le Clos said: “I am extremely excited to announce the launch of my foundation with Midmar Mile as both have such a major role to play in our sport.”
The foundation aims to advance the development, participation and performance of all South Africans within the sport of swimming.
Julian Taylor, CEO of the Foundation, and himself former category winner at the Midmar Mile, paid tribute to Le Clos’ passion for mentoring young children saying “he is a role model” and inspiration.
Le Clos thanked Midmar Mile race director Wayne Riddin.
“Partnering with the Midmar Mile is fantastic for the foundation,” said Le Clos.
The Midmar Mile will be held on February 9 and 10, 2019. Entries are open.
More details are available on www.midmarmile.co.za