Olympic gold medalist swimmer says South Africa should invest more in swimming

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Lyndon Ferns says South Africa is not investing enough in swimming.

Ferns is one of South Africa's swimmers who did very well in the Olympic games. In 2004, he was a member of the 400m free relay team that finished eighth at the World Championships and set a new African record.

He is also an African senior champion for the 100m free and was third in the 100m fly.

I don't think we are really investing in swimming as a sport.

Lyndon Ferns, South African Olympic gold medalist

If we really want swimming to be a top priority sport, we need to invest a little more more money and recruit these guys in schools.

Lyndon Ferns, South African Olympic gold medalist

Listen to the full interview below...

Ferns was featured on Afternoon Drive's What In The World Happened To.


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