Bentley Harradine

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May 9, 2003

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About Athlete

My objective every day is to become a better person than I was yesterday. This is true for my sport, academics and personal life. Swimming has taught me how to prioritize and manage my time, allocating hours between school and my training schedule. This has made me realize the hard work that is needed in order to succeed at both disciplines. Swimming is my passion and this passion has translated into my commitment to the sport. My results and times are evident in the amount of work that I put into this discipline. Swimming has taught me many valuable lessons including patience, self-discipline, application and  determination to succeed, these are the key values I apply to everything that I undertake and do.

GPA

Math C, English B, Afrikaans B, Life Orientation A, Geography B, History A, Arts and Culture A, Life Science C, Hospitality A, Physical Science C.

Current GPA: 3.0

Academic Curriculum: IEB

Championships

Team & Statistics

Training under the Senior Club (National) Coach- Eugene da Ponte.

Top times in SCY

Backstroke

50 – 28.52

100 – 1:00.74

200 – 2:10.63

Freestyle

50 – 25.28

100 – 56.46

200 – 1.58.02

Butterfly

50 – 27.47

100 – 1:03:18

 

Championships

Year: 2014

Qualified for Level 2 Regional Championships

Qualified for NTS championships

Year: 2015

Qualified for Level 2 Regional Championships

Qualified for NTS Championships

Year: 2016

Qualified for Level 3 Regional championships

Qualified for NTS Championships


Year: 2017 

Qualified for South African Junior Nationals

Qualified for NTS championships

Year: 2018

Qualified for South African Junior Nationals

Qualified for SA Short Course Nationals

Qualified for NTS Championships

Selected for Gauteng team to Italy, Pesaro and Treviso swim cups participation.

Year: 2019

Qualified for South African Senior Nationals

Qualified for South African Junior Nationals

Qualified for South African Short Course Nationals

Qualified for NTS Championships

Awarded full school colours for swimming 2019

Year: 2020

Qualified for South African Senior Nationals (Olympic Trials)

Qualified for South African Junior Nationals

Qualified for South African Short Course Championships

Senior Victrix Ladorum award – Inter High Schools gala 2020

PAC Challenge 9-10 October 2020 

- Short course 

  • 50m Freestyle- 28.51
  • 50m Backstroke- 31.18
  • 200m Backstroke-2.25.96
  • 100m Backstroke- 1.07.98
  • 50m Fly - 31.40

NTS Championships 11-15 December 2020

- Long Course 

  • 200m Backstroke- 2.34.43 placed 5th 
  • 50m Fly-31.34 placed 9th 
  • 200m IM- 2.37.55 places 6th
  • 50m Backstroke- 32.67 placed 5th 
  • 100m Backstroke- 1.11.94 placed 6th 
  • 200m Freestyle- 2.19.30 placed 7th

Awards, press

Junior swimmer of the year, Curro Hazeldean, 2017 & 2018

Best defender of the year, field hockey, Curro Primary, 2016  

Additional sporting info

Field Hockey – Curro Hazeldean u15A, u16A team.

What makes you different?

I am a no nonsense individual with high levels of commitment, determination and I am mentally very resilient. I always want to race and be competitive. I believe that hard work is the very basic foundation of achieving a desired outcome.

Why do you want to compete in college?

The opportunity to be exposed to top coaching and a complete sport specific focused environment would allow me to take my swimming to the next level. To be part of a competitive swim team would be a dream come true for me.

College Goals?

Academically, my goal to complete a degree in Sciences or Physiotherapy. I have aspirations of working in a sporting career after qualifying possibly in sport specific physiotherapy.

In swimming, my dream is to be part of swim team, training together, racing together and travelling to other parts of the USA as a team. I am team orientated and I know that I will thrive in this dynamic. My personal goals are to improve further and swim faster every opportunity that I have.

Anything else we should know?

People and animal lover.
Love being around people and very outgoing.
Hard trainer.

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