Tatjana Schoenmaker

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Tatjana Schoenmaker is a competitive swimmer who represents South Africa internationally.

National/International Competition

2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia)

In what could be considered a breakout meet, Schoenmaker won the 100 breast (1:06.41) and 200 breast (2:22.02) titles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, setting African records in both events.

2019 World University Games (Napoli, Italy)

Schoenmaker was a double champion at the World University Games in July 2019, winning the 100 breast (1:06.42), after setting the South African national record (1:06.32) in the semifinals, and 200 breast (2:22.92).

2019 World Championships (Gwangju, South Korea)

Schoenmaker bested her own African record in the 200 breast in the event semifinals at the World Championships in Gwangju, Korea, on July 25. She was second in the semis behind defending champion Yuliya Efimova, clocking a 2:21.79.

Schoenmaker touched for 2nd in the final heat, earning her first world championship medal, a silver, in a time of 2:22.52.

2019 Swammy Awards

For her silver medal at the world champs, Schoenmaker earned the African Female Swimmer of the Year Swammy Award.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Silver 200 Breast 2019 World Championships
Gold 100 Breast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold 200 Breast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 50 Breast 30.82 04/06/18 Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast, Australia
lcm 100 Breast 1:06.32 07/05/19 World University Games
Napoli, Italy
lcm 200 Breast 2:21.79 07/25/19 2019 World Championships
Gwangju, South Korea