Well Done to the DHS Swim Team!

DHS A Swim Team

The 2020 swimming season was one of great excitement. The boys started the season slowly and gained momentum as we progressed. Huge emphasis was placed on the technical aspects of each stroke and with that we were able to eliminate any possible disqualifications.

Elite swim coach Mrs D McLeod continued working as the Head Coach and she was assisted by Mr M Nixon-James. Both added immense value to the programme and the results were evident. Every swimmer gave 100% in the events.

The team was very well led by Breydon Remley. His administration at the galas was excellent.

The Championship Gala was a fantastic event and all races were very competitive. The final placings were as follows:

1st       Swales              114
2nd      Payne               97
3rd       Langley             84
4th       Blackmore       58
5th       Grice                 50
6th       Campbell         32

In the interschool galas, the junior age groups again added incredible value to School’s swimming team. These age groups were regular top two finishers in their respective events, the highlight being the three U15 victories in the D&D Gala.

In total, the swim team participated in two warm up galas and competed in the four competition galas. The result at the Alan Burt Gala was disappointing, but from thereon the boys posted brilliant results:

Alan Burt Gala
1st           Westville
2nd          St David’s
3rd           Pretoria Boys
4th           Glenwood
5th           St Stithians
6th           Kearsney
7th           DHS
8th           Maritz College
9th           King Edward VII
10th         Parktown Boys

Westville Invitation
1st           Westville
2nd          St Benedict’s
3rd           Grey College
4th           St David’s
5th           Affies
6th           Clifton
7th           DHS
8th           Hilton
9th           Kearsney
10th         Glenwood
11th         Maritzburg College
12th         Northwood

KZN Top Schools
1st           Westville
2nd          Clifton
3rd           DHS
4th           Hilton
5th           Kearsney
6th           Maritz College
7th           Northwood
8th           Glenwood
9th           Michaelhouse

D&D Gala
1st           Westville
2nd        Clifton
3rd        DHS
4th        Kearsney/Glenwood
6th        Northwood

Regular Swimmers:
U14:       Brendan Visser, Matthew Hunt, Blake Davison, Marnu Koekemoer, Callyn Kinsey
U15:       Taegen McCarthy, Keyontae Raynard, Kegan Olivier, Awande Nkunzi
U16:       Connor Carson, Thapelo Ramoholi, Yasheer Maharaj, Vuyani Ncube, Sabelosethu Mlaba
U17:       Breydon Remley, Samuel Spooner, Warren Griffin, Mahle Makhanya, Le-shae Naicker, Travis Burke, Miguel de Paiva
U19:       Adam Mohamed, Rowan van Rooyen, Swelihle May, Ntando Mpuqa, Sinqobile Simamane

S A La Marque
Head of Aquatics


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