18-year-old Rebecca Meder hit a near-lifetime best in the 200 IM at 2:12.98, frightening Kathryn Meaklim’s 2009 national record of 2:12.53.
17-year-old Matt Sates dropped 1.48s in the 2IM to hit 1:57.60 in Durban, cracking the top 15 times in the world this season. Sates also hit 51.83 in the 1FL.
Abby McCulloh has announced her commitment to the University of Georgia for 2021-22, after having been released from her NLI with Auburn.
Sates swam a 52.30 to take gold in the men’s 100 butterfly final, out-touching le Clos who was a 53.37 for the silver medal.
Peyton Palsha is transferring from Arkansas to Georgia as a graduate transfer and will able to compete in the SEC without having to sit out a year.
The two-time silver medalist in the event was just over the required 51.96 that it would have taken to automatically qualify for the Games.
While some got close, no swimmers managed to hit the Olympic selection cut in their respective events on day 2 of South African Trials.
Schoenmaker’s 2:20.17 200 breaststroke was the only swim of the night to get under the South African Olympic selection criteria.
Chad le Clos qualified for the 2021 Olympics with his national title-winning time of 1:55.88 in the 200 fly. Also qualifying was Ethan du Preez, 17 years old.
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.
Carson Schiller, who recently placed 2nd in the 100 free and 5th in the 50 at the GHSA 1-3A state meet, has verbally committed to the in-state Bulldogs.
Deteniendo el crono en un tiempo de 30.52, Schoenmaker rompió tanto el récord nacional sudafricano como el récord continental africano.
South Africa’s breaststroking queen just put up the fastest 50m of her career, registering a new continental record in the process.
El firmante de la Universidad de Georgia, Matt Sates, fue una fuerza a tener en cuenta en los eventos de 100 libre, 100 estilos y 50 mariposa esta noche.
University of Georgia commit Matt Sates got it done for gold on 3 separate occasions on night 3 of South African Championships.