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The PAE Winter Swimming Gala in Port Elizabeth

Jul 20, 2017
The PAE Winter Swimming Gala in Port Elizabeth

From Friday 30 June to Sunday the 2nd of July, Martin Wolmarans and Haydn John from St Andrew's College both participated in the PEA Winter Gala in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth. The event attracted some of best swimmers in South Africa.

Martin won seven individual medals and four relay medals, demonstrating his versatility in all strokes and distances. He won a gold medal for the 50-metre butterfly; three silver medals for the 50-metre freestyle, 50-metre backstroke and 100-metre backstroke; and three bronze medals for the 100-metre freestyle, 100-metre butterfly and 1500-metre freestyle. He swam all of these races, except for the last one which we do not swim at College, in standard times.  

Martin also swam in the gold-medal winning 200-metre freestyle mixed relay team along with Emma Podesta and Courtney Repinz from DSG.

Haydn John bettered several of his personal best times in his individual races and he played an important role in his relay team helping them win two bronze medals in the 200-metre freestyle and 200-metre medley relays.

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