Ryk Neethling’s swimming academy robbed

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Olympic gold medalist Ryk Neethling’s swimming academy in Garsfontein, Pretoria has been broken into and equipment to the value of R50,000 (6,300 USD) stolen. Read iolnews.

“It is very sad to me. You try so hard to make a difference in your country. Then it is one step forward and two steps back,” Neethling told Beeld newspaper.

Here is a SwimmingWorld TV segment with Neethling from March 2010

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  1. lizette volschenk on

    Liewe Ryk,
    Ek is so jammer dat jou onbaatsugtige poging om terug te gee aan die gemeenskap, nou ook deur hierdie gevoellose booswigte moes deurloop. Ek glo en vertrou dat mense se harte sal oop wees en jy spoedig weer die deure van hierdie akademie sal kan oopmaak en dit nog beter sal wees as voorheen. Hou aan met die wonderlike werk wat jy doen – jy is voorwaar ‘n voorbeeld vir almal en ‘n ongelooflike inspirasie.

    Vriendelike Groete

    LIZETTE VOLSCHENK
    DURBAN
    082-8831606

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