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Kayla van der Merwe

New Sponsored Athlete – Kayla van der Merwe

arena UK are excited to announce a new 3 year sponsorship contract with Kayla van der Merwe . The 16 year old Winchester City Penguins swimmer has had a standout year in her first year racing  internationally for Great Britain.

Kayla picked up gold  in the 100m  breaststroke at the European Junior Championships in Russia and followed that up with bronze in the 200m event. A few weeks later at the World Junior Championships in Budapest Kayla was on again on medal winning form with silver in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m .

The multiple age group record holder has also been rewarded for her amazing year with her first senior international call-up and will compete at the European Short Course Championships in Glasgow in December.

arena UK are delighted to be able to offer support to Kayla and work with her at this point of her swimming career.

 

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