Class performances mark final day of SA swimming nationals

NEIL Versveld, Kathryn Meaklin, Herman Heerden, Charl Bouwer and EP’s Kevin Paul showed their class on the final day of the Telkom SA National swimming champs in Port Elizabeth at the weekend.
 Paul set a new world record on Saturday for the S10 disability class in the 200m breaststroke in his morning swim, improving his own world record from 2min 30.89sec to 2:29.42, while the blind Bouwer broke his S13 world 1500m freestyle record in both the morning heats and the final, swimming the latter in 16:33.79.
The other three completely outshone the opposition, each winning a gold medal in WQA times in their events.
 Versveld, a 200m breaststroke specialist, who earlier in the week showed he is also a mean sprinter, led his nearest opponent by more than 4sec, winning in 2:11.38. He went out in a fast 1:03.8 and held his pace nicely throughout the race. – Hugh Glover
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