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Waddell inspired by Team SA’s Commonwealth success

The swimmer, Zane Waddell, is back in Bloemfontein after completing his second year of studies at the University of Alabama in the USA. The...

Dubbele vreugde vir Super Seals

Dit blyk dat die Super Seals-swemklub weer goed op dreef is nadat hulle koning gekraai het by vanjaar se Vrystaat-swemkampioenskap (FS Aquatics Championships) wat...

Splashing to Mauritius

Fourteen-year-old open water swimmer, Alexis-Jade Marshoff, is on her way to represent the country in Mauritius. Marshoff has been selected as part of the...

Waddell off to join the “Alabama Crimson Tide”

The 19-year-old Bloemfontein swimming sensation, Zane Waddell, is finally off to the USA where he will be honing his skills in the pool and...

Waddell gets USA scholarship

Zane Waddell is off to the University of Alabama (USA) on a full scholarship for five years from August next year. Waddell is seen here with the signed National Letter of Intent (NLI), committing him to Alabama and signifying the end of the recruiting process. PHOTO: RUFUS BOTHA

Waddell breaks Schoeman’s 50 freestyle record for more gold

Zane Waddell (left) PHOTO: Twitter

Waddell set for Samoa

Zane Waddell of Grey College could be the next big name in swimming to hail from the Free State. The 17-year-old is heading to Apia, Samoa this weekend to take part in the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games. His coach, Simon Gray, was largely instrumental in the success of Olympic gold medalist Ryk Neethling. PHOTO: CARIEN JACOBS

Du Rand conducts swimming clinic in Bloemfontein

Former world swimming record holder, George du Rand (left), conducted a swimming clinic in Bloemfontein on Friday and Saturday. Here he is with some of the clinic attendees from the Seals swimming club. On the right is legendary swimmer and current swimming coach of the Seals, Simon Gray.

Swimming legend celebrates 29 years in City of Roses

On his 56th birthday (29 April) the legendary Simon Gray was interviewed for a TV program “My Story” which will be screened on M-Net in due course. The program is about crackerjack four times Olympian, Ryk Neethling, who was adamant that they interview (insert) Gray for the program as well. Neethling said Gray was his role model when he started his swimming career under the guidance of Gray. PHOTO: Rufus Botha

Heyns motivates Bloem’s swimmers

One of coach Simon Grays' swimmers braving the Free State winter to learn from Penny Heyns. PHOTO: Morgan Piek

Bloem cousins making a splash in the pool

Zane Waddell, coach Simon Gray & Cullen Thomas. Photo by Morgan Piek