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SA swimmers in action at IPC World Championships

Team South Africa takes the plunge at the sixth IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada on Monday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Sunday saw the team wrapping up their training and Monday is D-Day as the hunt for medals gets underway. The competition is scheduled to run until Sunday.

Day one sees nine South African swimmers in action.

Among them are five Paralympians from London 2012 ÔÇô Charl Bouwer, Hendri Herbst, Achmat Hassiem, Kevin Paul and Shireen Sapiro.

All five of them ended amongst the medals in London.

Flying the flag for Team SA on Monday are the following swimmers:┬á Charl Bouwer (S13) ÔÇô 200m Individual Medley, Adri Visser (S5) ÔÇô 50m butterfly, Hendri Herbst (S11) ÔÇô 100m backstroke, Achmat Hassiem (S10) ÔÇô 100m freestyle, Kevin Paul (S10) ÔÇô 100m freestyle, Shireen Sapiro (S10) ÔÇô 100m freestyle, Craig Groenewald (S14) ÔÇô 200m freestyle, Challis Wright (S14) ÔÇô 200m freestyle, Yvonne Smith (S14) ÔÇô 200m freestyle.