Africa

Olympic Games Medal Payouts Per Nation Compared

If Caeleb Dressel reaches the top of the podium in Tokyo he’s looking at a $37,500 gold medal bonus. But how does that compare with other nations’ incentives?

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Swimmer Natalie du Toit Among Most Inspirational Moments of Last 20 Years

Laureus Sporting for Good has opened a vote for its most inspirational sporting moment of the last 20 years, including swimming Natalie du Toit.

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The Complete List Of 2020 Olympic Trial Meets Per Nation

Caeleb Dressel and Florent Manaudou look likely to battle once again in Tokyo, but each has to get through their own nation’s Olympic Trials gauntlet first.

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Happy Olympic Year

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.

2019 Swammy Awards: Female Swimmer of the Year Regan Smith

The 2019 FINA World Championships saw Regan Smith win her first Worlds title. On top of that, she set 2 individual World Records.

2019 Swammy Awards: Male Swimmer of the Year Caeleb Dressel

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.

FINA General Survey 2019 Logs Nearly 35 Million Registered Aquatic Athletes

The 2019 FINA General Survey found that there are almost 35 million registered aquatic athletes on planet earth across the 6 disciplines.

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2019 Swammy Awards: Rocco Meiring, African Coach Of The Year

Rocco Meiring, coach of Tatjana Schoenmaker, is SwimSwam’s 2019 Swammy Award winner as African Coach of the Year.

2019 Swammy Awards: National Development Award – South Africa

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.

2019 Swammy Awards: African Male Swimmer of the Year Zane Waddell

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.

2019 Swammy Awards: African Female Swimmer of the Year Tatjana Schoenmaker

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

16-Year-Old Matthew Sates Hits 53.8 100 Fly In Durban

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.

Gallagher Takes Double Gold On KZNA Premier Provincials Night 3

South African national record holder Erin Gallagher doubled up on sprint wins in Durban, taking the women’s 50m free and 50m back events.

High-Level International Meets For January 2020

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 South African Matthew Sates Logs 2:03.62 200 IM

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.

2019 KZNA Provincial Championships: Calvyn Justus Among Entrants

South Africa’s Calvyn Justus, who trains under Dave Salo stateside, is set to race this week at the KZNA Premier Provincial Championships.

FINA Announces Suspensions of Kenyan and Micronesian Federations

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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