Five inspiring South African swimmers are currently in São Paulo, Brazil for the 5th World Deaf Swimming Championships and we are so proud!
São Paulo, Brazil – The 5th World Deaf Swimming Championships are currently happening in Brazil. The championship is running from the 25th to the 31st of August 2019.
This year a team of five swimmers excluding support, set off to attend the Championships. The group includes Terence Parkin (39), Mark Roach (22), Pierre Dellieu (21), Slindokuhle Mabanga (20) and Amkele Qamarana (15).
The team is being captained by Mark Roach, who is the only teammate to have attended the World Deaf Swimming Championship before.
The team swam their respective events with their whole hearts, trying hard to earn a podium place. Despite not having won any podium spots during their swims, the team has held their heads high and soaked in every moment. The championship was filled with valuable lessons and exciting moments, something none of them will ever forget.
As this was the first time most of the team got to attend the World Deaf Swimming Championships, we have faith they can only go up from here.
There are still a few days left of the championship, so follow their adventures via their Facebook page here. It is regularly updated with race information, pictures and more.
We are rooting for you gents, no matter the outcome, you are making South Africans so proud!