Inter-high gala swimming delivers despite the rain

Swimmers get ready for the 100m butterfly. Photo: Eliot Mahlase

The annual inter-high A-league gala took place at the Hillcrest swimming pool last week Tuesday.

Swimmers get ready for the 100m butterfly. Photo: Eliot Mahlase

The finals were contested by 12 Pretoria schools and Hoërskool Menlo Park topped Southdowns college and Cornhall Hill college by over 200 points to be crowned the 2017 league champion.

u.19 swimmers during the gala. Photo: Eliot Mahlase

Southdowns college learners Christin Mundell and Ethan Riekert were named senior victor ludorum and junior victor ludorum of the day respectively.

The crowds cheer the swimmers on.

Southdowns college head of marketing Karlien Steyn said she was proud of Mundell and Riekert’s performances.

Erik Oosthuizen.
Photo: Eliot Mahlase

Hatfield Christian school finished 9th in the overall list, which relegated the school to the B-league for next season.

Pretoria Boys high school learners cheer their swimmers on. Photo: Eliot Mahlase

The school achieved third place in last year’s gala.

Hoërskool Menlo Park was crowned the A-league champion. Photo: Eliot Mahlase

One of the swimmers, Erik Oosthuizen, a learner at Midstream college, said it was challenging to swim in rainy conditions but enjoyed the event regardless.

Hoërskool Garsfontein was promoted to the A-league and will compete with the likes of Menlo Park and Southdowns next year.

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