Once again Tiago Cordeiro from Glenwood High School in Durban, was very busy with his swimming from the end of Term 1 until the 28th of March 2018.

Tiago was invited by a Portuguese Club (SLB – BENFICA) to swim in the following swimming events in Portugal:

Campeonato Nacional de Clubs 1 divisao, 17 – 18 March 2018 Coimbra

Campeonatos Nacionais Juv e Sen Funchal, 22 – 26 March 2018, Madeira, Funchal

The Nationals which took place in Madeira, Funchal are the equivalent of the  Junior and Senior Naticionals in South Africa.

Tiago entered 5 events and he achieved the following results:

1st Place for 200m Butterfly

1st Place for 100m Butterfly

4th Place for 400m IM (individual Medley)

6th Place for 200m IM (Individual Medley)

9th Place for 200m Free

As it stands in Portugal Tiago is the 100 and 200m Butterfly National Junior Champion.

Tiago also achieved qualifying times to be selected to represent Portugal in the Junior European Championships in Helsinki (Finland) from the 4th to the 8th of July 2018 and he has also achieved qualifying times to be entered into a short list of swimmers to participate in the Junior Olympics Championships to be held in Argentina October 2018.

Report by JP Cordeiro