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South African swimming gets the green light to resume training during Level 3

by ZwemZa on June 27th, 2020

South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker wins the swimming women’s 200m breaststroke final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Optus Aquatic Centre in the Gold Coast on April 7, 2018 / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa announced on Friday the approval of seven additional sports to resume training and matches during Level 3 of the coronavirus lockdown.

The following professional sports are now allowed to resume training and host matches:

• Cricket SA

• South African Anglers and Casting Confederation

• SA Gymnastics Federation

• Tennis SA

• SA National Climbing Federation

• Canoeing SA

• Swimming SA

These Sport bodies have submitted their plans, indicating their state of readiness and their commitment to adhere to stringent health protocols that they will implement in accordance with the prescribed regulations and directions,” said the government in a statement.

The sport bodies are urged to take note of and implement the comments from the Health authorities, as applies to each to each of them.

We wish to humbly appeal to the rest of the sport sector to exercise patience and tolerance as we continue with the task of processing their plans.

Sports bodies had until Friday, 26 June to submit their coronavirus plans.

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