Karl has improved beyond any expectation since the Youth Nationals in Theewaterskloof in December, qualifying for the World Championship in April in Mossel Bay.
He is a very funny companion who immediately bonded with the rest of the worlds team due to his friendly personality.
He was able to focus on intense training in such a short time due to the fact he has been swimming competitively at high levels for many years and his training ethic is impeccable.
Karl sails for Milnerton Aquatic Club and he is part of a family very involved in aquatic sports. His trip to Thailand will be his first international event.