I went to see the final events at the Comonwealth Pool International Lifesaving Championships in Durban over the weekend, and was so proud of my club mates from Marine SLC in Durban that did their country proud representing South Africa, with some great results over the three days of competition. One of the highlights of the competition was the S.A. (A) Team winning the final relay event in which the National captain and club mate, Robin Saggers featured. They won in a tight tussle against a very strong Australian Team. Robin is in the centre of the attached picture at the medal ceremony.
National junior Team member Paul van Achterberger also from Marine Surf, posted incredible times in the pool events throughout the competition and is seen as one of the countries future top stars. Paul is a very competitive Junior Iron man competitor, and surf swimmer. Paul paddles a Custom Kayaks TITAN spec surfski. He is second from the right in the picture of the junior Team at the medal presentation.
Well done to both of them. We are looking forward to having them back on the beach in preparation for the surf lifesaving season.
See you on the water