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From Zero To Hero: The Tokyo Gold Medalists Who Weren’t In Gwangju

Take a look at the 6 swimmers who went from not racing a particular event at the 2019 World Championships to winning gold in that event at Tokyo 2020.

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Paralympic Medalist Achmat Hassiem in Coma After Surgery

Hassiem is nicknamed “Sharkboy,” as he lost his lower right while saving his brother from a great white shark attack in 2006.

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Meder & Sates Claim 16 Total Titles At South African SC C’ships

Matt Sates continued his tear at these 2021 South African Short Course Championships, bringing his total number of titles to a remarkable 10.

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Sates Triples On Penultimate Night Of South African SC C’ships

These 2021 South African Short Course Swimming Championships may also be considered ‘The Matt Sates Show’, as the future Georgia Bulldog is wreaking havoc.

Georgia-Bound Matt Sates Hits SCM 100 Fly Personal Best

Matt Sates, the 18-year-old bound for the Georgia Bulldogs this spring, did some damage tonight in the 100m fly in his native South Africa.

Ghana Swimming Federation’s Farida Iddriss Appointed To FINA Reform Committee

Iddriss is a member of the African Swimming Confederation (CANA) board and was named the administrative manager of the Ghana Olympic Committee in May.

South African 17-Yr-Old Pieter Coetze Scorches 50.98 SCM 100 Back

Quick swims characterized day one of the 2021 South African Short Course Championships, with Matt Sates & Pieter Coetze headlining.

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Van Niekerk Becomes First South African Woman Under 30 Seconds In SCM 50 Breast

The 2021 South African Short Course Championships kicked off today in Pietermartizburg and already we have seen a national record bite the dust.

Matt Sates Set For 12 Events At South African SC C’ships

Close to 300 swimmers will be descending upon the GC Jolliffee Pool beginning tomorrow for the 2021 South African Short Course Championships.

Schoenmaker Earns Additional Monetary Reward From Olympic Sponsor

South Africa’s Olympic champion Tatjana Schoenmaker will be receiving another reward for her world record-breaking performance in Tokyo this past July.

Chandler, Burckle, Basson Named To University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

The trio of former Arizona Wildcats and NCAA Championships were honored over the weekend for their careers by the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.

FINA Offers 140 Scholarships for Swimmers, Divers; 40 More than Last Year

FINA has offered 140 scholarship for swimmers, divers, and open water swimmers to receive world-class training that otherwise might not be available to them. (Above: Marcelo Costa of El Salvador, an alumnus of the FINA Scholarship program)

2021 ISL Season 3 Match 4 Preview: It’s A Battle for 2nd Behind the Condors

The Cali Condors, the Aqua Centurions, the DC Trident, and the LA Current all convene for the 3rd match of the 2021 ISL season.

2021 ISL Match 3 Preview: Aussie Boost to London Unlikely Enough to Beat Energy

The third match of the 2021 ISL season will feature Iron and London Roar in their season 3 debuts, alongside Energy Standard and the New York Breakers.

South African Sports Minister Confirms Schoenmaker Will Be Rewarded

There is an update in the back and forth of whether or not Olympic gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa would indeed receive an award