The Gous husband and wife pairing of Fanta and Tracy made it a victorious family affair on the opening day of General Tire’s National Lifesaving SA Stillwater Championship at Newton Park in Port Elizabeth.
Day one was exclusive to the Masters Pool Events and Summerstrand’s Fanta and Tracy Gous were among the best on show.
(Fanta) Gous was strong in most events in the 45-50 years age group and wife Tracy (in the 40-45 age group) dominated in the pool and was the stand out female athlete.
Among (Tracy) Gous’s victories was the 100 metre Mannikin Tow with Flippers event.
Summerstand’s Brad Reen was another top performer and Doug Herbert (50-55 years) got his week off to a good start. Herbert is one of only a handful of athletes competing for the prestigious ‘Tough Athlete’ Prize in Stillwater and Surf Events.
General Tire is the sport’s headline sponsor and Ian Langlands, Head of Marketing and Sales, Southern African, Continental Tyre SA, welcomed the near 2000 competitors to Port Elizabeth.
‘General Tire is into its second year as the head sponsor of Lifesaving South Africa and it’s our privilege to be aligned with the first ever combined National Championships in one location. It’s also symbolic for us because General Tire, a brand of Continental, is housed in Port Elizabeth.
‘The city’s sporting philosophy is that Port Elizabeth become synonymous with adventure and water sports, and it doesn’t get bigger than the Lifesaving SA surf and pool extravaganza, which will see General Tire and Lifesaving South Africa