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Lifeguard turns the tide

The original article By ROWAN PHILP is posted on Times Live since Apr 30, 2011 11:59 PM

He's seen off sharks and racial fear - now role model gears up for Freedom Swim

Aphelile Makeleni was beaten as a child when he was caught learning to swim in a local river. His family told him swimming was "dangerous" and "a white thing".

But this week he joins a relay team which will swim from Robben Island to Cape Town to "end this idea that swimming is for whites".

As for dangerous, the 28-year-old now jumps from helicopters to rescue drowning bathers - once into the path of a shark.

Nisbet outlasts open-water star

The original article by Neville Smith is posted (with picture) on SuperSport since 26 April 2011, 15:58

Durban lifesaver Luke Nisbet showed his endurance and tactical acumen when he won the King of the Bay elimination swim for the second year in a row at the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival on Easter Monday.

After four elimination rounds of 500 metres each in flattish surf off Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth, the race came down to a four-man shootout in the fifth.

Nisbet (25) edged out Slovenian open-water champion Rok Kerin (27), with Gauteng’s former 3km national champion Abdul Malick Railoun (18) completing the podium. PE’s Chris van de Sande (18) was fourth.

SA's Dryding wins Izani swim

The original article is posted (with picture) on Sport24 since 2011-04-24 17:12

Port Elizabeth - Bell Buoy Challenge champions Rok Kerin and Dominique Dryding put on an inspiring exhibition for the young swimmers following in their wake as they powered to victory in the Izani Siqubhe swim at the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival on Sunday.

South African Long Course Championships: Natalie du Toit, Troy Prinsloo and Chad Ho take titles

source: www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/27009.asp and www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/27011.asp

South African Long Course Championships: Natalie du Toit, Troy Prinsloo Take 5K Titles -- April 18, 2011

JEFFREYS BAY, Eastern Cape, April 18. NATALIE du Toit and Troyden Prinsloo won the 5km titles on the final day of Telkom SA National Open Water Championships at the Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay today (Monday, 18 April).

An amazing photo finish between Troyden Prinsloo and Chad Ho as a hundredth of a second separated the two at the touch line. The final 200m of today's 5km race saw Prinsloo walking away with the gold in a phenomenal time of 55:44.12 while Ho collected the silver in 55:44.44 and Danie Marais took the bronze in 56:06.00.

Kerin, Dryding lead future stars home

The orighinal article by Coetzee Gouws is posted (with picture) on SuperSport since 24 April 2011, 16:33

Bell Buoy Challenge champions Rok Kerin and Dominique Dryding put on an inspiring exhibition for the young swimmers following in their wake as they powered to victory in the Izani Siqubhe swim at the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival on Sunday.

The 1km swim, which took place at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth, provided a platform for Masakhane Future Stars development swimmers to compete in an open-water event while rubbing shoulders with the best in the business, said watersports coordinator Michael Zoetmulder.

Rok solid in Bell Buoy swim

The original article is posted (with picture) on SuperSport since 23 April 2011, 15:25

Slovenian open-water swimming champion Rok Kerin showed his class when he won the 8km Bell Buoy Challenge in cold and choppy conditions at the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Kerin (27) - who grabbed victory in the 3km event at the aQuelle Midmar Mile in February - used his strong navigational skills in an attritional race that saw him claim the R10 000 first prize with ease in 1:38:34.

Top Durban lifesaver Luke Nisbet (25) completed the swim from Hobie Beach in 1:47:26 to finish runner-up for the second year in a row. PE's Michael Marais (18) rounded out the podium in 1:57:48.

Port Elizabeth legend eyes monster sea swim

The original article is posted (with picture) on supersport since 20 April 2011, 09:19

Port Elizabeth Long distance swimming legend Kyle Main will warm-up for a record breaking English Channel crossing attempt in September with a monstrous 23km sea swim in Algoa Bay after this weekend's international Bell Buoy Challenge swim.

Du Toit, Ho, Prinsloo win open water titles

The original article is posted (with picture) on IOL since April 17 2011 at 02:01pm

The Telkom SA National Open Water 10km swim on Sunday at the Marina Martinique in Jeffrey’s Bay saw Chad Ho and Troyden Prinsloo share the gold while Natalie Du Toit added yet another National Title to her name.

Top swimmers eye rematch in PE

The original article is posted (with picture on SuperSport since 12 April 2011, 14:49

Former South African three-kilometre open-water swimming champion Abdul Malick Railoun is confident of turning the tables on Slovenian champion Rok Kerin when they meet for a rematch at the Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, April 23.

Kerin edged out the 18-year-old by the narrowest of margins when they last went head-to-head – in the 3km Speedo Challenge at the aQuelle Midmar Mile – in February.

With over R70 000 in prize money, the eight-kilometre race promises to be one of the highlights on the watersports programme that forms part of the annual Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival (April 22 to 25).

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