Northcliff High School’s swimming team happy to be back in the pool, dominating!
It was wonderful to be back in the pool after the disruptions due to Covid over the last two years and Northcliff High swimmers took full advantage of this and the achievements during the season is testimony to that.
Our three swimming teams competed in several galas. Our A-team went undefeated and our B and C teams, competing against A-teams from other schools proofed their mettle and came away with very good results.
The A-team Inter high gala took place at Delville swimming pool in Germiston on Thursday 3 March. Northcliff walked away with a victory (their 21st over the history of the gala and their 5th in a row).
- 5th – Crawford Sandton – 396
- 4th – St Peter’s College – 518
- 3rd – Helpmekaar – 669
- 2nd – Redhill – 672
- 1st – Northcliff – 882
The 210 point winning margin was also the biggest in the history of this gala.
Swimmers who won 2 events each were Zane Niemand – Jnr boys Individual Medley; u14 50m Breaststroke, Leigh McMorran – 200m Freestyle, Open Girls 50m Butterfly, Daniel Billings – u15 50m Backstroke & Freestyle and Ella Stacey – u14 50m Breaststroke & Freestyle.
The following won 1 event each were Angela Bowen, Caelyn White, Andrea Germs
Kelvin Germs, Tristan Alpers, Tadiwanashe Mujati, Chris Haseli,
Connor Mitchell, Jessica Baker and Rachel Guymer.
In the relay events the U16 Mixed Medley relay team and U14 Freestyle relay team set new records.
The U14, U,15 and Open Mixed Medley teams as well as the U15 and U16 Freestyle relay were also victorious in their races.
Our B-team swam on Wednesday 2 March at Beaulieu College in the D-League gala against only A-teams and achieved an excellent result.
The result was as follows:
- 5th – Reddam Bedfordview A – Forfeit
- 4th – Beaulieu A – 485
- 3rd – Northcliff B – 495
- 2nd – Kind David Linksfield A – 498
- 1st – Bryanston A – 523
Our C-Team – the only such team across all the schools involved in swimming equipped the themselves well.