This weekend, Natalie du Toit and Chad Ho were honored at the annual Telkom Annual Aquatics Awards ceremonies.
du Toit was named Swimming South Africa's Personality of the Year through a public vote over the Internet.
17-year-old Chad Ho, the youngest male swimmer in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, was a popular choice as Open Water Swimmer of the Year. Ho came back from a terrible eye injury suffered at the 2008 World Open Water Swimming Championships in May to finish 9th at the Beijing Olympics.
Photo of Chad Ho supplied by Neville Smith, FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee member.