Celebrating the STEEL in our Stars!
Chad le Clos joined the MACSTEEL Maestros Programme as a young schoolboy in late 2009. His coach, Graham Hill, recommended him to our Durban based MACSTEEL Maestro mentor, Lee-Roy Newton. In 2010, Chad won Gold in every major swimming event he competed in, his performances proved to his peers that he was a true contender for Olympic glory.
At the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, Chad set a new youth Olympic games record and collected 5 medals. He then made his first appearance at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and won Gold in the 200m and 400m Butterfly, both new games records.
It was however, his performance at the FINA World short course in Dubai that sealed his glorious 2010 season as he was crowned the new World Champion.
On the 31st of July 2012, he won the coveted Gold medal in the 200m Butterfly at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Congratulations Chad! We are very proud of you!