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South African squads heading to Mare Nostrum

by ZwemZa on May 27th, 2015
Myles Brown (Gallo Images)

Myles Brown (Gallo Images)

A South African contingent will be looking to post some impressive performances in the hope of making their mark when they take part in the first event of the 2015 Mare Nostrum Series, the 28th edition of the International Meeting of Canet en Roussilion in Canet, France on the 6 & 7 June.

The Mare Nostrum Series is one of the most popular series of events amongst the swimming fraternity world wide.

A Seagulls contingent which includes Chad le Clos, Erin Gallagher, Myles Brown, Danie Marais, Calvyn Justus, Michelle Webber, Emily Visage,  Dayne Odendaal, Josh Dannhauser and Jamie Isemonger along with coach Graham Hill are currently in Doha, Qatar, where they have been hard at work with preparation for the first leg of Mare Nostrum series in just 12 days.

Paralympian World Record holder Kevin Paul along with the Tuks duo of Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh and the promising Nico Meyer will be leaving early next week to join up with the KZN trio.

Chad le Clos and coach Graham Hill

Chad le Clos and coach Graham Hill

Another local group will leave on Sunday to participate in the Series. These include: Roxanne Brown, Samantha Labuschagne, Evan Matthysen, Bailey Musgrave, Daniel Ronaldson, Catherine Sainsbury, Timothy Sates, Reegan Taite and Peter Wetzler. Managing the team will be Northern Tigers President Anton Jordaan.

From Canet , the Series moves to Barcelona, Spain from 10 & 11 June before concluding in Monaco, Monte Carlo on 13 & 14 June.

Swimming South Africa’s CEO, Shaun Adriaanse, said “We are extremely happy with the swimmers competing at this years’ Mare Nostrum Series and look forward to them showcasing exceptional world class performances. “

“Following their solid performances at the SA National Aquatic Championships in April, the swimmers are completely focused on preparing themselves both physically and mentally for the forthcoming FINA World Championships in Kazan in July.” Adriaanse concluded

ZwemZa will bring you all the news and results from the 2015 Mare Nostrum Series on Africa’s leading aquatics source, ZwemZa.com

edited & corrected by ZwemZa

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