2017 KZNA PREMIER CHAMPS & COMMONWEALTH TRIALS
- December 16th-22nd, 2017
- Durban, South Africa
- LCM (50m)
- 2018 Commonwealth Games Trials
- Commonwealth Games Standards
- Live Results: Meet Mobile, search “KZNA Premier Champs & Commonwealth Trials”
Day 4 Qualifiers:
- Nathania Van Niekerk, 200 back – 2:14.75
- Tatjana Schoenmaker, 100 breast – 1:07.89
- Kaylene Corbett, 100 breast – 1:09.57
- Chad le Clos, 100 fly – 52.43
- Ryan Coetzee, 100 fly – 52.92
- Daniel Ronaldson, 100 fly – 53.71
- Erin Gallagher, 100 free – 54.93
- Emma Chelius, 100 free – 56.53
The big swim of Day 4 of the South African Commonwealth Games Trials came from 18-year-old sprinter Erin Gallagher. In the 100 free final, she set a personal best 54.93, cracking the top 10 performance list in South African history. Her time now ranks her 5th all-time. Only one woman previously held all of the top ten times– Karin Prinsloo, who is the national record holder at 54.48 from 2014.
Gallagher sailed under the CG qualification time, as did 21-year-old Emma Chelius.
Three other South African women punched their tickets to the 2018 CGs. Tatjana Schoenmaker (1:07.89) and Kaylene Corbett (1:09.57) both slipped under the QT in the 100 breast, while Nathania Van Niekerk was the sole qualifier in the 200 back (2:14.75). Schoenmaker is 20, while Corbett is just 18 as is Van Niekerk.