Le Clos planning to build swimming pool in Cape Town


He rules in pools all over the world but now Chad le Clos wants to build his own in the heart of Cape Town and hopefully attract a new generation of South African Olympic champions.

The world and Olympic champion has his sights set on an established stadium where he hopes to drop in a 50-metre pool that could one day host a Fina World Series gala.

“At the moment we are hopefully going to get an answer about getting the pool. We have an awesome piece of land in town and it is in a central location,” Le Clos said.

“Once we get the thumbs up from government we can move forward and look for a major sponsor, preferably a big corporate, to back us and fund the project.

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