Swimmers take the plunge at KFC Chelmsford Challenge

Kyle Letley finishes the 3km swim.

CHELMSFORD – Despite overcast and wet weather conditions, swimmers dived fearlessly into Ntshingwayo dam during the 30th annual Chelmsford Challenge on Sunday, February 26.

Thanks to the recent good rains, Ntshingwayo Dam was at a 95 per cent capacity, offering swimmers the ideal opportunity to test their capabilities.

The KFC Chelmsford Challenge was divided into four categories: the three kilometre swim for men and women, the 1000 metre women’s division, the 1000 metre men’s division and 500 metre division.

Despite overcast skies and drizzle, swimmers readily took to the water and were determined to do their utmost.

In the 3000 metre category, Abigail Peters took first place in the women’s division, followed by Kieryn Letley and Ingrid Groenewald in second and third place respectively.

In the men’s division, Brett Manning took first place in the 3000 metre swim, followed by Kyle Letley in second place and Juan- Jacques in third place.

In the 1000 metre category, Abigail Peters continued her winning streak, by clinching first place, Anke Fourie came in second place and Sally Rafle took third position.

Tristan Atkinson took first place in the 1000 metre swim men’s division, while Kenneth Outram took second place and Eric Heinecken came in third place.

Minette Janse van Vuuren took first place in the 500 metre swim, women’s division, while Leandi Campher clinched second place and Jana Schoeman came in third.

Ruan Janse van Vuuren took first place in the 500 metre men’s division, WJ Hattingh in second place and Gerian Kock in third place.

For further results, visit www.swimnewcastle.co.za

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