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Monday, October 5, 2015

Sun City Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Dis-Chem Sun City Swim was started in 1998 when 173 swimmers swam 2 laps of a 750m course in Sun City, South Africa.

The event has grown each year with 3,196 entrants participating in the 2014 races (both 1.5 km and 3 km). Olympian Chad Ho will lead an even larger field in 2015 including swimmers from all over South Africa.

Each year, the Courage Award goes to a swimmer who has overcome an obstacle of some sort and still swim. The 2014 Courage Award went to Brenda Noonan.

The overall winners include:
1998 Rob Mackay (19:07) and Cara Jean Gough (23:21)
1999 Rob Mackay (15:43) and Lizette Hattingh (16:55)
2000 Anthony van Wijk (19:29) and Kim van Deventer (20:13)
2001 Tyron Venter (17:44) and Erna Wedemeyer (18:07)
2002 Dominik Meichtry (19:58) and Kim van Deventer (21:42)
2003 David van der Bijl (19:35) and Sasha Schwendenwein (19:59)
2004 Dominik Meichtry (18:21) and Natalie du Toit (19:50)
2005 Chad Ho (16:30) and Veila Jansen van Rensburg (17:50)
2006 Chad Ho (17:04) and Veila Janse van Vuuren (18:45)
2007 Shaun Diaz (17:31) and Megan Stephens (19:34)
2008 Tyron Venter (18:52) and Natalie du Toit (20:27)
2009 Terrance Parkin (17:33) and Karlien van Heerden / Natalie du Toit (18:04)
2010 Abdul Malik Railoun (18:49) and Megan Stephens (19:40)
2011 Jasper Venter (15:18) and Zoe Venter (15:54)
2012 Abdul Malik Railoun (18:09) and Megan Stephens (19:09)
2013 Abdul Malik Railoun (18:55) and Megan Stephens (20:08)
2014 Rueben Schoeman (17:58) and Michelle Weber (18:27)

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