The 13-year-old Kaeli Peace Armour from Eunice Primary School in Bloemfontein flew the South African flag high as she was the youngest swimmer chosen to participate in CANA Zone 4 Swimming Championships which was held in Botswana this month.
Her mother Claire Armour told Bloemfontein Courant that Kaeli swam personal bests in the 100 m freestyle, 50 m breaststroke and 100 m breaststroke. She also managed to bring home three medals, a bronze for 200 m backstroke, a bronze for 200 m medley, and her team won a silver medal for the 4×100 m freestyle relay.
She further explained that it was such a great experience being at CANA and seeing the immense talent in Africa and that it was such a great opportunity for her daughter to swim amongst these athletes at her young age. Armour says that the gala was run like a well-oiled machine and that Swim South Africa and the CANA committee took such good care of the children.
Kaeli has been selected for the Free State team to swim the 3km race in the SA National Open Water Championships that will be taking place in Jeffrey’s Bay on 7 March 2020. –