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Now for Level 2 action

After a highly successful and record breaking TELKOM SA Level 3 Championship in Durban last weekend, Swimming South Africa’s focus now shifts to the National Level 2 competitions taking place at three venues simultaneously from 25 ÔÇô 28 March.

Level 3 is the highest level of age group competition in South Africa with Level 2 being the next highest of three levels. Any registered swimmer that has achieved a Level 2 qualifying time may submit entries to the level 2 events. There was only one national gala for level 3 with all qualified swimmers at the elite level converging on Durban for the competition.

Level 2 is a regionalised competition with three galas taking place simultaneously catering for the different regions. The three events will take place in Western Province, Bloemfontein and Pretoria.

ÔÇ£The schools competition system has been integrated into the Level 2 system as we aligned our resources to make the system better for swimmers and parents in swimmingÔÇØ, said Shaun Adriaanse, Swimming South Africa’s chief executive officer.

The teams have been selected with the focus on providing opportunities for swimmers who otherwise would not have had access to this level of competition catering for all strokes in 50m, 100m, and 200m distances, and in 400m freestyle. There will be morning heats and afternoon finals.

All registered swimmers with a level 2 qualifying time may compete at the competition. Swimmers not included in the provincial schools teams may compete for their clubs. Provincial schools selected swimmers will score points for their provinces and for their clubs.

The results of all three events will be available live on the SSA website as the events are completed at all three the venues.

The Western Province event will cater for the Southern Regions: Western Province, South Western Districts, Eastern Province and Border. The Bloemfontein event will cater for the Eastern regions: Mpumalanga, Northern KZN, KZN, Free-state, Northern Free-State, and Northern Cape and the Pretoria event will cater for the Northern Regions: Limpopo, Northern Transvaal, Central Gauteng, Eastern Gauteng, Vaal Triangle and North West Province.


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