20 February 2018 Photo Anja Aucamp
Excited first-years troop to the swimming gala
Students cheer on their peers on at the First-Years’ Swimming Gala.

The first-years were in high spirits, with cheering and chanting that did not fail to brighten the evening. The different residences trooped into the swimming arena burning with a competitive spirit as each of them prepared to back their peers who would be participating in the swimming competitions.

Kovsie Aquatics; the swimming home for KovsieSport, said Veritas led the pack at the gala after scoring a total of 229 points, making them the overall champions for the night. Sonnedou came in second place with 156 points, and Vishuis third with a total of 154 points.

More than anything else, the first-years’ swimming gala is about seeing students come alive. These were the words of Dean of Student Affairs, Pura Mgolombane. He added: “At the event we see students being humanised through sports, and at the end of the day, with healthy competition among them, humanity will emerge.” 

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