KZN School Swim Champs 2018
School swim Champs KwaZulu Natal (KZN) – January and February 2018 – a first for Monica
January through to March is usually a quiet time on the swimming front. We only swim a couple of Age group galas.
These months are, however, very busy months for school-going learners. The schools start in January with inter-house galas. They choose teams to represent the respective schools in Districts based on the outcome of their inter-hours galas.
Each district selects a team to compete at the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Provincial schools championships.
KZN Schools selects a team to represent the Province at the annual National Schools Championship based on the outcome of the Provincial school championships.
Did you ever swim with an Olympian?
Swimming with Olympian Michelle Weber in January 2018
Dad and I drove down for the December holidays after a very tiring KZN Premier champs. Our trip takes us from Durban on the East Coast, through the Free State to the Western Cape with a one-night stopover at Colesburg (half way). Mom is working in Cape Town on contract and we will spend Christmas with Granny in a small place called Dwarskersbos, 12 km from Velddrif.
The first day is an eight-hour drive and we arrive safely in Colesburg. The next day will be a nine-hour drive to Dwarskersbos. It is very sad to see how dry it is everywhere.
Westville Sprints and KZN Premier Champs ’17
Westville Sprints KZN Premier Champs takes place end November and end December 2017. KZN Premier Champs doubles up at Commonwealth trials.
Mom lands a contract at the City of Cape Town as a digital writer. Monica and dad stay behind in KwaZulu Natal to continue with school and training. The contract is not permanent work and moving to Cape Town is not viable at this point in time.
Mica recovers well from the Swine flu strain as the anti-viral does its job. Training resumes in preparation for Westville Sprints and KZN Premier Champs. KZN Premier Champs is the KwaZulu Natal regional Level 3, SANJ and SA youth Championship. In 2017 the Championship doubles up as the 2018 Commonwealth trials, which are set to take place in April 2018, Gold Coast Australia. Famous swimmers are competing at this event.
It is the first time Mica will swim this Championship. The rule states that any swimmer with Level 3 qualifying times has to participate in the KZN Premier Championship irrespective of age. Monica swam Level 3 freestyle qualifying times at the age of nine. The events at this meet are 11 & Under.