Golden boy Chad Le Clos to launch swimming academy in Cape Town


Durban-born Chad le Clos, the most decorated swimmer at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia, is returning to South Africa to pursue a dream.

On Friday, he will launch the Chad Le Clos Academy (CLeC) at the Quadrant Complex in Claremont, Cape Town.

With a total of 17 career gold medals to his name, three of which have been bagged at this month’s Games in Gold Coast, Le Clos has his sights set on opening a “world-class” swimming academy.

It will focus on training young children to swim and, ultimately, pursue the path to Olympic greatness.

Le Clos, who now lives in Cape Town, hopes to expand the academy to other provinces throughout South Africa.

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