2/9/2015 | SPORT NEWS Page ContentVARSITY COLLEGE SWIMMING TEAM DEFENDS MIDMAR MILE TITLEThe Varsity College swimming team defended their title at the aQuelle Midmar Mile when they won the non-company relay for the third year in a row at the weekend.Paul van Achterbergh won the race in 20 minutes and 41 seconds, in eighth place was Clayton Jimmie with Leith Shankland in 14th place.“We’re very proud of our swimmers, more especially Chad Ho who won a sixth consecutive Midmar Mile in record time on Sunday. His time was 17 minutes and 4 seconds, eight seconds faster than the previous record. Chad epitomises Varsity College’s Sports Life philosophy. He has done an amazing job of balancing his studies and sporting career and is a well-rounded student,” said Carole Adam, National Sports and Social Manager at Varsity College.Chad Ho is a second year Bachelor of Education student at Varsity College Westville.Varsity College has an impressive history when it comes to its swimmers. In 2012 students, Rian Schoeman and Jess Roux participated in the 2012 London Olympics. Ricky Ellis and Leith Shankland represented Varsity College at the World Student Games in Kazan Russia in 2013. Last year at the USSA Swimming Champs, hosted at the University of Stellenbosch, Varsity College won eight gold medals with Jess Ashley Cooper winning six of those medals and breaking the record in the 50m backstroke. Chad Ho won two gold medals in the 400m and 1500m freestyle events.While at the aQuelle Midmar Mile the Varsity College swimming team was commended for their great effort and the amount of work that they had put into their sport.