Chad le Clos

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“There are many ways of thinking about how I won that gold, and when I watch that race, even now… I also shed a tear thinking about what went into that race and what it meant to me.”

van der Burgh and le Clos Pick Up One More Win Each in Durban

Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos both walked away from the South African Grand Prix with three victories…

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le Clos and van der Burgh Both Pick Up Two Wins in Durban

The two biggest stars at the South African Swimming Grand Prix both picked up two wins on the Saturday afternoon in Durban…

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South African Swimming Grand Prix Preview

The country’s two top swimmers, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos, will headline the competition in Durban…

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2021, 2023 Worlds Sites To Be Announced Sunday At World Aquatics Gala

The sites of 2021 and 2023 World Championships, along with FINA’s Best Athletes of the Year, will be announced Sunday at FINA’s World Aquatics Gala.

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Swimming South Africa Announces Remaining 2016 Grand Prix Schedule

Chad Le Clos swam the world’s 5th-fastest 100m fly of the season at South Africa’s Grand Prix 1; now SSA has announced the remaining 3 stops in the series of meets.

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Le Clos Scores Another World-Ranked 100 Fly Time At SA Grand Prix

Chad Le Clos now owns this season’s #1 and #5 times in the world in the 100m butterfly event.


2015 Swammy Awards: Katie Ledecky, Person of the Year

Katie Ledecky earns the Swammy Award for Person of the Year for the way she’s expanded what swimming fans thought possible in the freestyle races, both in terms of range and historic time barriers.


SwimSwam Poetry Slam: “Twas The Year Before Rio…”

T’was the year before Rio down at SwimSwam HQ, and we grabbed pens and paper to see what we could do.

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Le Clos Scores Sub-49 Second 100 Free At KZN Provincials

While competing at the KZN Provincials, Le Clos threw down a 48.83 100 freestyle, his 2nd best time of the season.


2015 Swammy Awards: Chad le Clos, African Male Swimmer Of The Year

Chad le Clos of South Africa’s butterfly performances and world rank earn him this year’s Swammy Award for African Male Swimmer of the Year.

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Cseh Says Record-Breaking Swims In Israel Are A “Message For Everyone”

Laszlo Cseh has put the world on notice yet again that he “is still in the race”.


Laszlo Cseh Breaks European Record in 200 SCM Fly to Finish SC Euros

Hungarian Laszlo Cseh has broken another European Record to close his 2015 European Short Course Championships in Netanya, Israel. In the…


Graham Hill Wins South African Sports Coach Of The Year Award

The annual South African Sports Award ceremony took place over the weekend, where the top women and men in the…

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #2 A Thorpe and Le Clos BBQ

Chad Le Clos (above) welcomed Ian Thorpe over for a BBQ.

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Hosszu’s $325K, Van der Burgh’s $262K Lead Final 2015 World Cup Money Lists

Katinka Hosszu and Cameron van der Burgh each nabbed the $100,000 checks for winning the 2015 FINA World Cup series, pushing their totals…