2015 SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- LC Meters selection meet for 2015 World Championships
- Monday, April 13th – Saturday, April 18th
- King’s Park Centre, Durban
- Live meet results available here.
Chad le Clos closed out the South African National Championships with a decisive win in the men’s 100 butterfly. le Clos took the first 50 meters out in a time of 24.87 and finished the second half of the race in a 27.16 to win the event in a time of 52.03, which does not break into the top 10 in the world. The time is a season’s best beating the 52.31 which he recorded in February.
Nico Meyer finished a distant second posting a time of 53.68 a full second ahead of George Du Rand who touched in a time of 54.88.
Women’s 400 IM
Rene Warnes won the women’s 400 IM in a time of 4:49.04. Warnes took the bronze in the 200 IM earlier in the competition tonight she took out the 200 IM gold medalist Kristy McLauchlin who touched in a time of 4:51.22.
Kate Beavon took the bronze in a time of 4:58.69.
Men’s 400 IM
Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Sebastien Rousseau took the men’s 400 IM in a time of 4:16.07. He was followed by 200 IM silver medalist Michael Meyer who posted a 4:16.07 and Jarryd Baxter who recorded a 4:26.92.
Men’s 50 freestyle
It was no surprise to see Roland Schoeman standing atop of the podium for the men’s 50 freestyle. Schoeman won the event in a time of 22.50, almost half a second clear of the field.
Douglas Erasmus took the silver in a time of 22.93 followed by Shaun Harris who hit the wall in a time of 22.96.
Women’s 100 freestyle
Erin Gallagher won the women’s 100 freestyle in a time of 56.46. Marlies Ross finished second in a time of 57.34 followed by Jessica Ashley-Cooper who posted a time of 57.96.
Men’s 200 breaststroke
Ayrton Sweeney dominated the men’s 200 breaststroke winning the event by almost six seconds. Sweeney hit the wall in a time of 2:11.64 followed by Jarred Crous who recorded a 2:17.50.
Francois Theron finished third in a time of 2:17.75.
Women’s 200 breaststroke
Tatjana Schoenmaker was the only woman to break the 2:30 barrier winning the women’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:29.23. 15 year old Kaylene Corbett finished second in a time of 2:31.31 followed by Kelly Gunnell who touched in a time of 2:32.27.
Women’s 50 butterfly
Vanessa Mohr took the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 27.29 followed by Hanna McLean-Leonard who finished in a time of 28.40. Bailey Desmarais took the bronze in a time of 28.56.
Men’s 1500 freestyle
After collecting the silver in the 400 IM Matthew Meyer completed the extremely difficult double by winning the men’s 1500 freestyle in a close battle with Daniel Marais and Josh Dannhauser. Meyer won the event in a time of 15:35.82 followed by Marais (15:38.02) and Dannhauser (15:38.64).
Men’s 200 backstroke
Martin Binedell won the men’s 200 backstroke in a time of 2:00.79. He was followed by Ricky Ellis who posted a 2:01.71 and Darren Murray who recorded a 2:04.59.