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Schoenmaker Sole Addition To South African Olympic Roster On Day 3 Of Nationals

Schoenmaker’s 2:20.17 200 breaststroke was the only swim of the night to get under the South African Olympic selection criteria.

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Schoenmaker Throws Down 2:20.17 200 Breast To Become 7th Fastest Of All Time

With the swim, Schoenmaker also became the fastest woman in the world this year as well as South Africa’s newest qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Israeli Records Fall in Stockholm

The Israel record in the women’s 200 freestyle has fallen twice in two days as Andi Murez now holds the record at 1:57.97.

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2021 RSA Nationals: Chad Le Clos & 17-Yr-Old Ethan Du Preez Qualify for Tokyo

Chad le Clos qualified for the 2021 Olympics with his national title-winning time of 1:55.88 in the 200 fly. Also qualifying was Ethan du Preez, 17 years old.

Schoenmaker Breaks South African Record, Has Sights Set On Tokyo

Tatjana Schoenmaker got off to a quick start at 2021 South African Nationals by lowering her own NR not once, but twice on day 1.

T. Schoenmaker Breaks Own 50 BR National Record (30.32) at 2021 RSA Nationals

Tatjana Schoenmaker broke her own 50 BR national record twice in the same day at the 2021 South African Nationals, going 30.42 to 30.32 just hours apart.

All The Links You Need For OLY Qualifying Meets For Week Of April 5th

Get your coffee brewing now to help you keep up with all of the intense international racing action taking place this upcoming week.

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Brazil, South Africa Appoint Names for Tokyo 2020 Open Water Olympic Qualifier

Brazil is expected to send 2, and South Africa 4, to the final open water Olympic qualifying event in May in Fukuoka, Japan. Above: Guilherme Costa,

High-Level International Meets For April 2021

Olympic medalist Daiya Seto will be racing in April at the 2021 Japan Swim, the meet which acts as the nation’s sole Olympic-qualifying opportunity.

Egypt’s Omar Shaaban Breaks Monofin World Record with Vertical Jump of 7’6″

Omar Shaaban, a 21-year-old Egyptian swimmer, broke the world monofin record and was recognized by Guinness World Records for his feat.

South Africa’s aQuellé Midmar Mile Race Forced To Go Virtual

The world’s largest open water race is now virtual due to restrictions from South Africa’s Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife rejecting the event.

High-Level International Meets For March 2021

We may see China’s backstroking king Xu Jiayu in the water this March, with the nation hosting its 2nd national meet of the year.

Schoenmaker Hits 1:05.89 100 Breast South African Record

South Africa’s national team took part in a time trial competition over the weekend, with a few notable results shaking out of the racing tree.

Just 14.5% of Japanese Surveyed Think Olympic Games Should Go Ahead as Planned

In a recent survey done by Kyodo news, over 85% of respondents think that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games should be postponed or canceled.

Kenya Names Pool of 13 Swimmers for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Squad; 2 to Be Chosen

The Kenya Swimming Federation, currently suspended by FINA, has named a pool of 13 swimmers from which it will choose 2 Universality entries for the Olympics.