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Keen young swimmers missing out on premier event

21 January 2011
Shaanaaz de Jager

ABOUT a hundred eager young swimmers from Port Elizabeth’s northern and township areas will miss out on what is considered to be the highlight event of their sporting year.

As a result of budget cuts by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, development swimmers from Motherwell, Kwazakhele and Gelvandale - who were participating in the municipal Learn to Swim programme - will miss out on this year’s Redhouse River Mile on February 27.
Michael Zoetmulder, of Zports which organisers the popular Weekend Post Ocean Racing Series and Redhouse River Mile, said about "100 youngsters in Nelson Mandela Bay will be losing out on their biggest swimming event of the year”.
Participants in the swimming programme are aged between seven and 22.
Read the full story in Weekend Post tomorrow.

Reader's Comments

Report Abuse Author: royboy Date: 21 September 2012 12:55

Hope these young swimmers are aware of just who and why budget cuts have been made.....too many conferences,parties,misguided music festivals,overspending on the world cup and mrt system which is still not working...what a mess

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