Jan 1st for most of the world marks an opportunity for renewal, an opportunity to refresh, to make resolutions, to set new goals, to reach for new horizons.
The 2019 FINA World Championships saw Regan Smith win her first Worlds title. On top of that, she set 2 individual World Records.
Caeleb Dressel one-upped his 2017 performance with an 8-medal haul at 2019 Worlds. He became the winningest man ever in a single Worlds meet with his 8 golds.
The 2019 FINA General Survey found that there are almost 35 million registered aquatic athletes on planet earth across the 6 disciplines.
Rocco Meiring, coach of Tatjana Schoenmaker, is SwimSwam’s 2019 Swammy Award winner as African Coach of the Year.
Tatjana Schoenmaker (above) is on target to become South Africa’s first female Olympic medalist in swimming since Penelope Heyns at the 2000 Olympic Games.
South African Zane Waddell quickly went from SEC Champion, to NCAA Champion, to WUGs champion, all the way to World champion in just 5 months.
Schoenmaker had a historic year in 2019, becoming the first South African to medal at the LC Worlds meet just 3 weeks after picking up double WUGs golds
After a solid 2:03.62 200 IM in Durban, 16-year-old Matthew Sates wrapped up KZNA Provincials with a 53.84 100 fly gold medal.
South African national record holder Erin Gallagher doubled up on sprint wins in Durban, taking the women’s 50m free and 50m back events.
Hungarian multi-Olympic gold medalist kicked off her 2019 swimming year with the Euro Meet and the meet highlights our January calendar for 2020 as well.
16-year-old Matthew Sates busted out a huge new personal best in the men’s 200 IM on day 1 of the KZNA Premier Provincials.
South Africa’s Calvyn Justus, who trains under Dave Salo stateside, is set to race this week at the KZNA Premier Provincial Championships.
The national federations of Kenya and the Federated States of Micronesia have both been suspended by FINA until they hold new elections.
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