Tzaneen, Limpopo Swimming Club

Swimming Club in Tzaneen: Shamu Swimming
Featured Swimmers
Ruan Hanaczeck Kruger
Meet Ruan, Senior National medal winner 2021, a quick 20 questions
3 reasons why you like swimming, being part of a team? Because itís competitive, itís brings out a different type of discipline and settles me mentally.
What is the best part about competing? I enjoy Setting goals for every gala, building stepping stones and to challenge myself.
My favorite quote: ď Train insane or remain the sameĒ
Swimmer I would like to meet - Caleb Dressel
How does being an athlete make you a better person? It settles me mentally, teaches me how to focus and live life in a different healthier manner. Hard to explain you have to feel it yourself.
What is the one thing you always do after a good performance? I go and talk to my coach and rest afterwards.
What do you do to calm your butterflies while you compete? Breathing exercises and listening to music.
If you could play another sport what would it be? Boxing
What age were you when you started your swimming? I started learn to swim classes at the age of 3, and started competing at the age of 7.
What is your favorite food to eat the night before a big competition? A BIG rumb stake, cooked to absolute perfection of my liking.
Who inspired you as a young athlete? Chad le Clos
What one word describes you? ďVeryĒ Competitive
What do you give up to swim? I gave up most of my social life and I gave up different types sports.
What is your favorite place to compete? KingsPark swimming pool in Durban.
What mental tool do you use under pressure? I sit alone and focus.
What is your favorite mantra? I donít really have a mantra.
Do you think attitude is a factor in winning?. Nope, absolutely not. Feet on the ground. Always stay humble.
What image gets you ready to compete? To set a goal and smash my pb
How does being an athlete inspire you to do good? I didnít sacrifice most of life for nothing...
How does athletics make you a better student or worker? It gave me discipline and trained me to stay focused.