Top swimmers from all provinces in South Africa met at Kings Park Pool from 11-15 July 2017 for the annual Prestige gala.
Amanzimtoti’s Monica Botha, from North Coast Dolphins Swim team (NCDS Ballito), competed in nine individual girls 10 and under events, three team relays (12 & Under), girls 12 & Under 200m LCM freestyle, girls 14 & Under 200m LCM backstroke and breaststroke, as well as the women’s open 400m LCM freestyle.
Botha swam 19 personal bests in heats, relays, and finals during a total of 16 events over five days.
Results: Girls 10 & under events:
50m LCM backstroke – 37.18 (PB, silver);
100M LCM Backstroke – 1.20.93 (PB, silver);
50M LCM freestyle – 31.82 (PB, gold);
100m LCM freestyle – 1.09.89 (PB, gold);
50m LCM breaststroke – 41.65 (PB, gold);
100m LCM breaststroke – 1.33.18 (PB, gold);
50m LCM butterfly – 35.85 (PB, silver);
100m LCM butterfly – 1.22.81 (PB, silver);
50m LCM individual medley – 2.52.75 (PB, gold).
Girls 12 & under:
200m LCM freestyle – 2.33.76 (PB, placed 15th out of 67 swimmers).
Girls 14 & under:
200m LCM backstroke – 2.58.07 (PB, placed 38th out of 75 swimmers).
200m LCM breaststroke – 3.24.51 (PB, placed 29th out of 58 swimmers).
400m LCM freestyle – 5.26.11 (placed 32nd out of 126 swimmers).
Girls 12 & Under relays –
three bronze medals.