Great Turnout In the Eastern Province

Great Turnout In the Eastern Province

Jessica Roux (shown on left) remained unbeaten in the Eastern Cape of South Africa as she won both the 3K and 10K swim at the inaugural Eastern Province Open Water Swim Champs held at Marina Martinique. Michael Marais won the men’s 10K event. “The swim was tough, but I was happy with my time and am looking forward to the South African National Championships [that will be held in Durban in April].”

The swim was also great preparation for the Bell Buoy swim [that will take place in Port Elizabeth]. There was a strong east wind blowing that caused chop, but apart from that, it was a great swim,” said Jessica.

Chris Van Der Sande and Tammy Geyer won the 5K swim with Sanmari Woithe and Andre Kleynhans winning the masters categories. Chris also won the men’s 3K swim

Mike Zoetmulder, race director, said, “I am very satisfied with the turnout for these championships. This is the first time we had had entries for the 10K, which indicates the growing commitment of marathon swimmers in the Eastern Cape.” The full list of results can be found here.

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