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
06/14
1:04.72
2Tatjana
Schoenmaker
RSA1:04.8207/25
3Lydia
Jacoby
USA1:04.9507/27
4Annie
Lazor
USA1:05.3706/14
5Sophie
Hansson
SWE1:05.6607/25
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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
6 months ago

Medal threat in both distances.

Verram
6 months ago

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

Hswimmer
6 months ago

Damn watch out

swimfan210_
6 months ago

I think she’s kind of an underrated breaststroke contender, silver medalist in the 200 at 2019 worlds, season best of 2:21.79 in semis. 3rd fastest in the world in the 200 in 19-20 in 2:22.30. Now she’s added a 1:05 in the 100, and at the same meet, a “Training Camp & Time Trial”, she went 2:23 in the 200, wonder how fast she can get once taper time comes.

Hswimmer
Reply to  swimfan210_
6 months ago

WR watch for sure

SwimEnthusiast
6 months ago

Excellent swim ….. but there were no touch pads used for timing. Real shame for those swimmers who swam OQ times that weekend.

The unoriginal Tim
Reply to  SwimEnthusiast
6 months ago

Still a very good swim but pads are .5-.75 slower than hand timers.

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