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National Artistic Swimming Championship held in Pretoria

by ZwemZa on December 11th, 2018

Kingfisher AquaSync Artistic Swimming Club will this coming weekend be hosting the 2018 National Age group championship for Artistic Swimming on behalf of Northern Tigers Swimming (NTS) and Swim South Africa (SSA).

The championship will be presented at the Hillcrest Pool in Pretoria from 13 to 15 December and proceedings will start daily at 09:00 and last until 17:00.

It is the first time in more than a decade that a national competition in the sport is held in Gauteng. Between 80 and 90 competitors are expected at the championship.

The participants, aged between 6 and 26 years will travel from Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London and Johannesburg to compete against local swimmers.

Artistic Swimming, formerly known as Synchronized Swimming, is a growing, but little-known sport in South Africa. It is a very difficult sport that requires commitment, discipline, strength, flexibility, coordination, team-work and fitness.

It is also an Olympic sport and the national teams competes internationally annually. Therefore, the national team trials and subsequent training camp in preparation for next year’s world championship will take place at the same pool immediately after the SA championship.

For any inquiries, phone Erika Vegter on 082-830-9009 or contact her via email at kingfisher.aquasync@gmail.com .

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