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Clarice LE ROUX
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC South Africa   
Born06 Aug 1996 in Vereeniging, RSA
Height1.62 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Pretoria, RSA
Education Professional
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Law - University of the Free State: Bloemfontein, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim at age three, and began competing at age seven.
Why this sport?
"I started learning how to swim for water safety. My family is very active and we all share the love of sports. Swimming has always been enjoyable for me."
General Interest
Lie Lie (heslopsports.co.za, 06 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, South African swimmers Chad Ho and Karin Prinsloo. (heslopsports.co.za, 06 Sep 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In open water, if you start with the distance in your mind you'll get tired. But if you break it into pieces and pace yourself, it's a pleasure." (The Umhlanga, 06 Jun 2015)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Carmen has represented South Africa in open water swimming, and won bronze in the 5km event at the 2016 African Championships in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She also represented South Africa in pool swimming at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Singapore. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Nov 2020; northglennews.co.za, 28 Mar 2015)
Other information
She pursued swimming as a child despite being born with a hip condition. "I was born with a dislocated hip and it was a miracle for me even to do any sport." (heslopsports.co.za, 06 Sep 2015)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
32 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 1:05:50.8
46 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 2:15:35.7