Northern Tigers Swimming (Gauteng) – deserves to be saluted for their success and brilliant performances at a recent international event – participating in the VII Gala Golfinhos Sprint 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique: 24-25 October 2015. The team truly did SA Swimming proud.
A great thank you and congratulations to the hosts – Golfinhos de Maputu for a well organised and successful event. Golfinhos Sprint Gala is part of the Libombo region Tri-nations Sprint Gala, in which clubs from Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland take part. This meeting also marked the celebration of the host club’s 20th birthday. The champs took place at the beautiful Zimpeto Olympic Pool, one of the most modern swimming venues in Africa.
So soon after successfully hosting its wonderful NTS Invitational Gala over the Heritage Day long weekend 2015, NTS was ready to take young athletes to new levels of competition, experience, exposure, team work and even youth leadership in the sports arena. They provided young swimmers between the ages of 13 to 16 the opportunity to compete internationally. Swimmers totally stepped up to the plate and truly shone at this event for their province, and also for our South African Nation. This despite very early mornings, hard swims, long days and quite a bit of travelling.
Well done to the NTS leadership and each and every one involved who made the trip possible, so very fruitful and so memorable for our young athletes. The team travelled under leadership of NTS President Anton Jordaan, Team Manager – Magdaleen Fair and the Team Coach was Keenan Riffel.
A word from the NTS President, Mr. Anton Jordaan.
“We have experienced an unbelievable weekend at the VII Gala Golfinhos Sprint 2015 in Maputo.
The aim of participation was to achieve the following outcomes:
- For our swimmers to participate in a gala which is a bit different to what they are used to
- For our swimmers to swim good times.
- For our swimmers to experience team dynamics.
- For our swimmers to be fit to travel and compete.
- It is my opinion that we not only achieved these outcomes, but many more. This weekend also confirmed that NTS have awesome kids.”
NTS saw many swimmers swim their personal best times and win medals. The weekend was ultimately crowned when NTS walked away victorious with the overall trophy. What an honour! NTS won 39 gold, 34 silver and 26 bronze medals.
Well done young athletes and all involved you are true champions and we look forward to following your journey as you go from strength to strength.
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012 362 4700 (tel)
086 699 3001 (fax)
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Article compiled by Cresi Heslop @Heslop Sports