Danie Marais

Name: Danie MaraisHSMarais

Date of Birth: 10/09/1992

Gender: Male

Place of Birth: Cape Town

Home Town: Cowies Hill

Sporting Code: Aquatics

Introduction to your sport: Got involved through my family. My mother used to be a Springbok swimmer

Career Achievements: SA team past 6 years 2009- Fina World Championships Rome ( Open Water swimming ) (5km) 32nd 2011- Fina World Championships Shanghai ( Open Water swimming ) (5km) 32nd 2013- Fina World Championships Barcelona ( Open Water swimming ) (5km) 27th 2015- Fina World Championships Russia (Kazan) ( Open Water swimming ) 10km
Midmar Mile past 8 years top 102008 (8th) 2009 (8th) 2010 (6th) m2011 (6th) 2012 (4th) 2013 (3rd) 2014 (3rd) 2015 (3rd)
African Champs Morrocco (casablanca) S.A Team Pool racing 800 free – 4th 200 free – 5th 4×200 free realy – 1st  Open water event 5km silver.
S.A Nationals Open water Championships Top 3 past 6 years in the 10km and 5km event 2015- 5km silver – 10km bronze
BHP BILLITON super series Australie (Perth) – Bronze in the 5km Open water event

Personal Sponsors: Speedo, Powerbar

Nickname: Danie

Role Model: Ousamma melloulli – Olympic Champion 2012 (1500 and 10km event) – World champion 2013 (5km event) – 1500 freestyle bronze medalist 2008 Olympics

Favourite Food: sushi

How do you spend your down time? Go to the beach or friends. Go for a surf in free time. Sleep most of the time

Twitter Handle: @DanieMarais_

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dmarais

Specialist Event/s: swimming

Importance of the EADP for you: First time with EADP. excited to be with them and train. Hopefully it will help me to continue to improve

Favourite Drink: water

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