Junior Preparatory |
MIC: Mr David Upman
Swimming Captain: Dominic De Olivera
Swimming is a sport that requires a special combination of natural talent, physical and mental strength to succeed. The hours that a top swimmer puts in outweighs majority of other sport disciplines as they need to be fit both in and out of the water.
St Benedict's College has always been one of the powerhouses in swimming due to the hard work, effort and countless hours that each swimmer puts into his swimming at both school and club level. Although it may be an individual sport, it requires a strong relay teams to gather the points at the inter-school galas.
We pride ourselves on developing a group of individuals that put in the effort for themselves as well as for others in their team. Each swimmer wants to better his previous time (PB) and to set new personal best records in the attempts of gathering points for his team, making swimming more of a team sport at the college.
After winning the Inter High Schools Gala in many years in a row we as a team are working to better our performances each season to reclaim the top trophy in Gauteng boys school swimming.
This past season we competed and various national and regional galas ending off the season in second place by a very narrow margin. In the 2015/16 season we improved our performances at the prestigious Westville gala ending in fourth place in the country. Many of our swimmers have excelled at a national level with 8 swimmers at level 3, 4 at level 2, 2 swimmers at Youth nationals and 2 swimmers proudly representing us at Senior national level.
Next season 2016/17 we will be even more prepared and ready to take up the challenges both locally and internationally as we have been invited to compete in the United States.
Inter- High Results 2016:
10th Parktown 74
9th CBC Boksburg 95
8th Jeppe 134
7th St Johns 140
6th KES 175
5th St Stithians 219
4th Pretoria Boys High 228
3rd AFFIES 256
2nd St Benedict's 266
1st St Davids 282
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