The weather was cool on Sunday 21 February as the St Andrew’s Prep swimmers competed in the annual River Mile swim held on Bushman’s River.
Under strict Covid restrictions, numbers were limited, allowing only top swimmers in the various age groups to compete.
The current in the Bushman’s River was swift and our Preppies were pushed to their limits in the half-mile stretch. The Senior Prep boys were competing against St Andrew’s College (Grades 8 and 9 boys), and DSG Junior and Senior (Grades 8 and 9). However, nothing seemed to stop Grade 7 pupil Joshua Van Zyl as he swam like a champion, coming in first for Prep and finishing fourth overall in an outstanding time of 11 minutes and 44 seconds.