The Bridge Publishers, Managing Directors, Editors, journalists and freelancers would like to congratulate swimming maestro Luca Fraiser for his amazing exploits in Africa and bringing home so many medals.

But even more so we congratulate his coach, Welcome Nhlabatsi, for helping produce such a gem and being with him all the way. Fraser got a gold medal at the eighth Africa Aquatics Zone III Championships and made his school, parents and country proud.

But the young gem did more than win and hoist the country┬┤s flag high. He managed to show us that the swimming code carries a lot of potential for our children. We are just from the swimming exploits of Siwakhile Dlamini and now Fraiser.

Sadly, children from rural/public schools and less privileged families can only look in admiration. Theirs is confined to choral music, athletics and football. On rare occasions volleyball, because that is what public schools offer to our children.