Swimming season starts with a splash

Daniel Smit

Daniel Smit glides through the water.

Two Plasie swimmers, Ronan Theron and Daniel Smit, competed in the Shamu Sprint Gala on Saturday, 26 August.

Daniel (boys 14 year olds) boasts a gold medal in the 50 meter backstroke with a time of 32,22 seconds. He took silver in the 200m individual medley, clocking a time of 2 minutes 33,79 seconds. In the 50m freestyle event he took bronze, ending his medal run with a 4th place in the 50m breaststroke.

At this event, Ronan (boys 14 year olds) achieved a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly. He also came 5th in the 200m individual medley and 50m breaststroke.

Daniel, presenting Limpopo, also entered the Small Districts Championships, hosted by Eastern Gauteng Aquatics at the Boksburg indoor pool on 19 August. He swam the individual medley in 2 minutes 34,32 seconds.