Zululand Observer - Weekender
Drenching swimming action in the Bay
AFTER months of vigorous training combined with strict chlorine diets, local swimmers came out and braved the cold rainy weather on Saturday to compete at the Fish Eagles Short Course gala held at the Arboretum municipal swimming pool.
The heavy rain failed to put a damper on the event, which saw boys and girls aged U9 to Open competing for spots at various levels and national galas coming up towards the end of the new swim season.
Fish Eagles Swimming Club, uShaka Swimming Club, Toti Titans, Penguins Swim Club and Pongola Swim Academy swimmers torpedoed their way through the water recording speedy and personal best times.
All swimmers will be back in action on Saturday 10 November at the Arboretum pool from 9am to 3pm, when they compete in the Age Group 2 gala.
Upcoming local galas
• Saturday 10 November - Age Group 2 gala in Richards Bay.
• Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November - Fish Eagle 1 000m swim in Empangeni.
• Saturday 1 December - Age Group 3 gala in Richards Bay.
• Saturday 12 January - Age Group 4 gala in Richards Bay.
• Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January - uShaka Swimming Club Championships in Richards Bay.
• Sunday 17 February - Age Group 6 gala in Richards Bay.