South Africa: Darian Townsend’s Mission to Nurture Future Swimmers

The South African-born and gold-medal-winning Olympian is looking to build a strong swimming team at Ottawa University where he is now coaching after finishing his career in the US.

The most prestigious stage of all was set. South Africa had come close to setting a new world record in the heats and took to the pool deck in Athens for the Olympic 4x100m freestyle final.

Largely ignored by the international media in the build-up to the race despite their earlier performance, all eyes were on the…


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