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Chad Le Clos dives in to develop swimming in SA

by ZwemZa on December 7th, 2018

Chad le Clos has launched a foundation through which he will raise funds to promote and develop swimming in South Africa. Image: Streeter Lecka

Olympic gold medalist Chad le Clos launched the Le Clos Foundation on Thursday to promote and develop swimming in South Africa.

The foundation is partnering with the aQuelle Midmar Mile to raise money for the sport.

“I am extremely excited to announce the launch of my foundation with [the] Midmar Mile, as both have such a major role to play in our sport,” Le Clos said.

Durban-based Le Clos, a four-time Olympic medalist and the most successful Commonwealth Games swimmer of all time with 17 medals, was “looking to build a future around his global success”, a statement announcing the foundation said.

Foundation CEO Julian Taylor said: “He [Le Clos] is a role model and hands-on inspiration, now he is raising funds to ensure that he keeps the kids swimming.”

The Foundation will release more details about fundraising events and its programmes in the buildup to the Midmar Mile, which takes place on February 9 and 10 next year.

Nico Gous | Times Live

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One Comment
  1. Graham du Toit permalink

    This is awesome. Well done to all concerned.
    Hope funds will be managed and handled by said foundation and not handed over to the swimming association.
    I have long advocated swimmers (past swimmers being involved with administration) taking back the sport of swimming for the benefits of the swimmers.
    The difficulty is breaking the political stranglehold.

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