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Akaram Mahmoud is Gunning for Grothe’s Records at NCAA’s (Video)

The Gamecocks swept the distance events this week as 500 free runner-up Akaram Mahmoud picked up a win in the 1650 free

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Grand Prix Stellenbosch Meet Recap

Oympian Ayrton Sweeney took the men’s 200m and 400m IM at the 2018 Grand Prix Stellenbosch.

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Eyeing His Legacy, Le Clos Offers To Pay For Teammates Gold Coast Trip

“I’ll even go as far to say I’ll raise the money‚ I’ll pay for them to come‚” said Chad Le Clos of his unselected South African countrymen regarding the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Ashley Twichell Wins Fourth Midmar Mile Open Water Title

American Ashley Twichell earned her 4th Midmar Mile title over the weekend.

IOC to Pursue African Cities as Host of 2022 Youth Olympic Games

The IOC is going to try and elect an African host for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games at its upcoming session in Buenos Aires in October.

Swimming South Africa Establishes High Perf Academy In Pretoria

Swimming South Africa announced the organization recently signed a Momorandum of Agreement with Tyger Valley College Pretoria for the establishment of a High Performance Schools Swimming Academy.

South African Chad Le Clos Eyes Commonwealth Games History

South African Olympian Chad Le Clos is on the hunt for his 3rd consecutive 200m butterfly title at this year’s Commonwealth…

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Kirsty Coventry Appointed IOC Athletes’ Commission Chairperson

Zimbabwean Olympic legend Kirsty Coventry is adding another feather in her post-retirement accomplishment hat, as the 34-year-old has been appointed Chairperson of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission.

15-year-olds Join Van Der Burgh & Le Clos On South African CG Roster

South Africa’s youngest athletes on their entire Commonwealth Games roster include 2 swimmers, as the pair join veteran medalists Chad Le Clos and Cameron Van der Burgh.

2x World Jrs Finalist Michael Houlie of RSA Commits to Tennessee

Michael Houlie, a junior at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town, South Africa, has announced his intention to swim at…

Kate Beavon and Aryan Makhija Win Titles on Last Day of SA Champs

2017 KZNA PREMIER CHAMPS & COMMONWEALTH TRIALS December 16th-22nd, 2017 Durban, South Africa LCM (50m) 2018 Commonwealth Games Trials Commonwealth…

2017 Swammy Awards: African Female Swimmer of the Year Farida Osman

To see all of our 2017 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here.  2017 AFRICAN FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE YEAR:…

2017 Swammy Awards: African Male Swimmer of the Year

To see all of our 2017 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here.  2017 African MALE SWIMMER OF THE YEAR:…

Jarryd Baxter, Dune Coetzee Win on Day 6 of SA Commonwealth Trials

2017 KZNA PREMIER CHAMPS & COMMONWEALTH TRIALS December 16th-22nd, 2017 Durban, South Africa LCM (50m) 2018 Commonwealth Games Trials Commonwealth…

15-Year-Old Dune Coetzee Qualifies for CGs in 200 Fly at SA Trials

2017 KZNA PREMIER CHAMPS & COMMONWEALTH TRIALS December 16th-22nd, 2017 Durban, South Africa LCM (50m) 2018 Commonwealth Games Trials Commonwealth…

Erin Gallagher Becomes 2nd South African Woman to Break 55 in 100 Free

Only one woman previously held all of the top ten times– Karin Prinsloo, who is the national record holder at 54.48 from 2014.

Le Clos Goes 1:58 Fly, 49 Free To Double On Day 3 Of CWG Trials

Chad le Clos won a pair of events to book more event entries at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He took the 200 fly in 1:58.01 and the 100 free in 49.74 at South Africa’s KZNA Premier Championships.