Chad Le Clos’ New Foundation


Westville Old Boys and Olympic gold medallist, Chad Le Clos launched the Chad Le Close Foundation last week to advance and develop swimming in South Africa.


Le Clos said he sought to build a future around his global success that will benefit others and the sport in general. To this end, the Olympian has partnered his organisation with the aQuelle Midmar Mile, the world’s biggest open water swimming event, to raise funds to advance the development of swimming within the country.


Julian Taylor, the CEO of the Foundation, and former category winner at the Midmar Mile endorsed Le Clos’ suitability for the project, “His passion is swimming but specifically young kids, he is a role model and hands-on inspiration.