Swimmers Go The Extra Mile

Eleven Union High School swimmers participated in the 98th annual ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐— ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—˜ at the Sundays River Cannonville Slipway this past Sunday morning, 27 February, joining hundreds of other swimmers who competed in this year’s edition of Africa’s oldest open-water swimming event.
The results are as follows:
โ€ข ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ธ๐—ฒ came 7th in the Boys 13 & Under age group with his time of 22:49 minutes (53rd place overall).
โ€ข The 14 to 29 Years age group saw ๐—๐— ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด coming in 45th, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜… ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ 48th and ๐——๐˜†๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜ 51st.
โ€ข ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ and ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป, who both competed in their very first River Mile in the Girls 13 & Under age group, swam very well, with Mecoli coming in 13th with a time of 24:22 minutes and Rebecca coming in 16th with her time of 26:54 minutes.
โ€ข The 14 to 29 Years age group saw ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ต ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป and ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ž๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ crossing the finish line together, in what was their very last River Mile for Union. They claimed the 27th and 28th spot, respectively, in the 25th minute. ๐—ง๐˜†๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜†, ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ณ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป and ๐—”๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ finished shortly after, coming in 34th, 35th and 36th, respectively.
๐™๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ก ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ, ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š โ€˜๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ๐™—๐™ž๐™š๐™จโ€™ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™. ๐™’๐™š ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™จ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ.
Of course, a River Mile outing wouldnโ€™t be complete without a visit to the Nanaga Farm Stall, where the learners and accompanying members of staff enjoyed the tasty home-made pies and roosterkoek on offer, before hitting the long road home.