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Team SA Junior team to Indianapolis announced by SSA

by ZwemZa on May 16th, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 26: A general view during preliminaries on day 2 of the 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships and World Trials at the Indiana University Natatorium on June 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JUNE 26: A general view during preliminaries on day 2 of the 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships and World Trials at the Indiana University Natatorium on June 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Twenty athletes have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the forthcoming 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis in the USA from 23 – 28 August.

The selected roster sees some exciting local talent to get a chance to perform at the highest level.

Jarryd Baxter (Gallo Images)

Jarryd Baxter (Gallo Images)

Waterborn’s Jarryd Baxter has been in fine fetal in the recent past having produced some stellar performances at the recent SA National Aquatics Championships that were held in April at the Kings Park Aquatic Complex. His effort in the 1500m freestyle in securing the silver medal capped a successful meet which saw him qualify in the 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle along with the Mile.

The exciting Chad Michau is sure to make an impact while the promising Luan Grobblelaar  gets just reward for his consistently impressive performances the past few years as he tackles the 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley events.

Rebecca Meder Image by: Twitter/Justin Meder

Rebecca Meder (Twitter/Justin Meder)

The Tygerburg sensation Rebecca Meder headlines the ladies challenge in what is sure to be a heavy program for the multi-talented athlete.

The Cape Town native was the standout female at the recent South African senior championships in Durban.

The 14 year old Meder won five individual gold medals in the 1 500m, 800m, 200m freestyle and in the 400m and 200m individual medley while finishing second in the 400m freestyle.

Kate Beavon and Marielle Venter have been consistent this past season, while Christian Mundell is without a doubt a talent. The determined and dedicated Tuks Swimming ace has fast matured into one of the most promising breaststroker’s in South Africa. Mundell will race the 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke as well as the 200 individual medley .

Olivia Nel is yet another rising star who will compete in the 100m freestyle while the evergreen Kaylene Corbett is sure to give a good account of herself in the breaststroke items.

The squad consists of 10 male and 10 female athletes. Click here for details

The team will be managed by Keenan Riffel.

The traveling coaches are yet to be determined, however Peter Williams, Bianca Marais and Ntokoza Cele are all in the mix subject to the number of athletes accepting selection.

The team travel etc. will be self funded.

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