Help Get Kian to Junior African Champs
- By: Craig Keylock
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/kian-keylock
Kian Keylock is a 14 year old, Grade 8 boy and currently swimming for the Boksburg Aquatic Saints Club. He has been swimming since the age of 9 years old and in this time has achieved phenomenal success in the pool.
Some of his accolades include:
• Currently ranked 1st in the age group for 14 different events.
• Selected for the SA national Squad for the CANA Zone IV games where he participated in Namibia against other African countries. He won a total of 11 medals here (4 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze).
• South African National Junior Championships – He won 14 Medals – 11 Gold and 3 Silver and was a top swimmer in his age group at this gala also breaking a SOUTH AFRICAN AGE GROUP RECORD in the process.
• South African Senior National Championships where he was the youngest boy to qualify for this prestigious senior event. This event includes swimmers like Chad le Clos and many other Olympian swimmers.
• Selection to the SA National Squad for the 2019/2020 season.
• Selection to the SA national squad to compete at the Junior African Games to be held in Tunisia in September 2019.
All confirming documentation can be sent on request.
Kian has been selected to represent South Africa at the Junior Africa Games in Tunisia during September 2019.
As swimming is not recognised as one of the bigger sports in this country (Cricket, soccer, rugby), these tours are self-funded. The other issue is once selected for the national team, one is not given much time to make the necessary deposits (between and 10 and 14 days) and these payments are normally around 50% of the tour cost.
A portion of the funds raised will also assist in getting Kian's Coach Wade Marshall to the games as well. Wade has been instrumental in Kian's Successes and it only makes sense to try to have him there alongside Kian and advising him during the games.
We have until the 31 August 2019 to raise the funds.
The funds raised will be used as follows:
Return Flights to Tunisia.
Accommodation while in Tunisia competing.
Any other additional requirements (meals etc.)
Raising the necessary funds will get Kian to compete at the highest level currently possible for his age and showcase his talents at an international event. This we hope will be the beginning of a long and successful swimming journey where we hope he will continue to make his club, country and all his supporters as proud as they already are!
A Bank Account has been created for Kian under his name with Standard Bank, where all raised funds will be deposited and administered from for all Galas and international events he may be selected for going forward.
- Sep 06, 2019 - R 308.46
- "Number one fans Go Get Em Gooolds ????" - Hughesies
- Aug 31, 2019 - R 300.00
- "Good luck! " - Ashleigh
- Aug 30, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
- "Guess I should donate now when my country still isn’t losing to you. Good luck dude." - USA
- Aug 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Go for GOLD ??????????????????" - Bonita Munks
- Aug 22, 2019 - R 203.00
- "Good luck" - Katherine
- Aug 13, 2019 - USD $ 46.60
- "Here’s some more money" - Logan
- Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 72.41
- "Best of luck mate!" - Alan Keylock
- Aug 01, 2019 - R 510.00
- "Good luck. " - Rob Beattie
- Aug 01, 2019 - R 102.82
- "All the best Kian. Such a talented and hard working young man" - Michelle Stewart
- Jul 29, 2019 - R 510.00
- "Keep the SA and CBC flag flying high. Good luck and give it your all." - Johan and Lu-Meri
- Jul 27, 2019 - USD $ 7.00
- "Good luck" - Yvonne O'Hara
- Jul 26, 2019 - USD $ 5.00
- "Here’s another donation ????????????" - Logan Keylock
- Jul 26, 2019 - R 200.00
- "Keep up the hard work!!! Good luck ???? " - Hughesville????
- Jul 25, 2019 - USD $ 37.94
- "All the best Kian and Keylock Family" - Niven
- Jul 25, 2019 - R 500.00
- "New Horizon Stone wish you all the best and please win us golds." - New Horizon Stone
- Jul 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Good luck Kian!! " - Candice Jopson
- Jul 24, 2019 - USD $ 5.00
- "Hey bro u better do well this is coming out of my pay????????????" - Logan Keylock
- Jul 24, 2019 - R 102.82
- "Keep up the hard the work????" - Sonja
- Jul 24, 2019 - R 1 015.00
- "Bring back Gold Kian!! We all rooting for you champ" - Anonymous
- Jul 24, 2019 - R 411.28
- "Good luck Kian. " - David and Kerry
- Jul 24, 2019 - USD $ 7.20
- "I am super proud of you Kian ! Good Luck ???? " - Savannah Barman