Big business leaves SA swimmers to drown

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When Chad le Clos edged out Michael Phelps to win the 200m butterfly gold at last year’s Olympic Games the future of swimming in South Africa looked bright – but the sport has, since then, seemingly limped from one fiasco to the next.

Swimming South Africa (SSA) is currently without a title sponsor. This has led to suggestions that some of the members of the team competing at the World Championships in Barcelona in July and August will have to pay to attend the event.

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