Former Grey High School student Christopher Reid achieved his dream when he earned a berth in the national swimming team for the Rio Olympic Games later this year.
Reid, 20, who is from Port Elizabeth but studying in the US, also smashed two records last week. He is the first Grey old boy to be chosen for the national Olympics swim team since the 1940s.
“Qualifying for the Olympics [in Brazil from August 5 to 21] is the biggest achievement of my c a re e r to date,” the University of Alabama student said at Grey High yesterday. “This has been a life-long dream.”
Reid, whose family lives in Woodlands, returned to South Africa earlier this month to participate in the South African swimming trials in Durban.
He broke the national and Africa 100m backstroke record of 53.75sec, clocking a time of 53.12, and qualified for the 100m backstroke and 4x100m medley relay events.
Source: Herald Live