South Africa will be sending a team of 21 athletes to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The team will be lead by Olympic champions Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh who will be joined Roland Schoeman as three of the athletes returning from the 2010 team that represented the nation in Delhi.
Joining the three Commonwealth returnees will be Bradley Tandy, Dylan Bosch, Myles Brown, Sebastien Rousseau, Leith Shankland, Caydon Muller, Clayton Jimmie, Calvyn Justus, Darren Murray, Tara-lynn Nicholas, Karin Prinsloo, Erin Gallagher, Trudi Maree, Marne Erasmus, Rene Warnes, Marlies Ross, Jessica Ashley-Cooper and Craig Groenewald who will be swimming in para-swimming events.
le Clos is going into the 100 and 200 butterfly as the top ranked swimmer at the games and is ranked third in the 200 and 400 IM. Schoeman enters the competition as the top athlete in the 50 butterfly. van der Burgh is ranked second to Australian Christian Sprenger in both the 50 and 100 breaststroke. Both Prinsloo (200 freestyle) and Zandberg (50 backstroke) are ranked fourth in their best events.
The South African team will be in tough trying to out do the performance of the 2010 that consisted of 10 athletes who collected a total of 16 medals (7 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze) and finished third in the medal standings.