Schoenmaker Nears South African Record In 100 Breast


  • September 24th – September 26th
  • Curro Hazeldean, Pretoria, ZA
  • SCM (25m)
  • Results: Meet Mobile

Tatjana Schoenmaker already knocked down the South African national record in the women’s 200m breaststroke on day 1 of the Swimming South Africa Regional Short Course Championships.

Yesterday in Pretoria the 23-year-old TUKS swimmer fired off a lifetime best of 2:18.20 to overtake the longstanding national standard of 2:18.73 Suzaan van Biljon put on the books in 2008.

Schoenmaker was close to making another record happen in the 100m breaststroke today, producing South Africa’s 4th fastest performance all-time in 1:05.40.

Entering this meet, Schoenmaker had only been under the 1:06 mark on two other occasions, both at the same meet. She put up the current South African National Record in this 1breast event in 1:05.12 at the 2018 South African Short Course Championships and snagged a time of 1:05.62 there as well.

As such, her 1:05.40 here in Pretoria is her 2nd fastest time ever, comprised of splits of 31.18/34.22.

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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