First swimming gala held in Mdantsane
The Mdantsane Swimming Club held its first swimming Gala in Mdantsane on Saturday, July 20 at the Motion Fitness Gym at zone 6. The club hosted youngsters from the Ruth Belonsky Swimming Club in Parkside.
Fifty swimmers competed in a nice-sized heated in-door swimming pool. An impressive early morning crowd of parents, siblings and community members, including those at the gym were impressed by the talent. The swimmers competed in Kickerboards, 50 metres, Freestyle and 100 metres. The event was organized by Ronnie Gubevu, programme manager for the Jade Foundation NPC, who is also the coach of the Mdantsane Club.
“The Gala was a great success, considering that majority of the kids swam for the first time in February this year. We are proud to see them being able to compete with seasoned swimmers,” said Gubevu.