Schoenmaker Hits 1:05.89 100 Breast South African Record

2021 SOUTH AFRICAN TIME TRIALS

  • Friday, February 19th & Saturday, February 20th
  • Sellenbosch Training Camp & Time Trial
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results Pending on Meet Mobile

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.

Commonwealth Games champion Tatjana Schoenmaker made her presence known in the breaststroke events in Stellenbosch, reaping gold across the 50m, 100m and 200m distances. Her time in the 50m checked in at 31.03 while her 200m time came in at 2:23.05.

The Tuks swimmer’s most head-turning performance came in the women’s 100m breast where 23-year-old Schoenmaker scored a new national record of 1:05.89.

Entering this meet in Stellebosch, Schoenmaker’s career-best and South African national record rested at the 1:06.32 she put up at the 2019 Summer Universiade.

Flash forward to this record-breaking swim, however, and Schoenmaker got under the 1:06 threshold for the first time of her career Her 1:05.89 now ranks her #1 in the world this season with her effort now positioned just outside the top 10 all-time performers list.

Splits are not available at the time of publishing.

2020-2021 LCM Women 100 Breast

LillyUSA
King
03/27
1:05.32
2Martina
Carraro
ITA1:05.8604/02
3Tatjana
Schoenmaker
RSA1:05.8902/20
4Benedetta
Pilato
ITA1:06.0004/02
4Arianna
Castiglioni
ITA1:06.0004/02
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Schoenmaker finaled in this 1breast event at the 2019 FINA World Championships. Her time of 1:06.60 there in Gwangju was a near lifetime best, which she has now beaten with her first sub-1:06.

Additional Notes:

  • Doug Erasmus won the men’s 50m free in a time of 23.36.
  • Pieter Coetze found success in the 100m back and 200m back, producing winning results of 55.92 and 2:01.08, respectively.
  • The women’s 200m fly saw African Games multi-medalist Dune Coetzee get her hand on the wall first in 2:12.80.

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SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
1 month ago

Medal threat in both distances.

Verram
1 month ago

I wonder if she will have to self fund her ticket to the Olympics too ?

Hswimmer
1 month ago

Damn watch out

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