At the 2019 South African National Championships in April, Coetzee won national titles in the 400 free (4;14.27) and 200 fly (2:10.89).
Rocco Meiring, coach of Tatjana Schoenmaker, is SwimSwam’s 2019 Swammy Award winner as African Coach of the Year.
Swimming South Africa has finally announced its 18-strong roster set to compete the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Korea next month. Along with reigning 200m fly champion Chad Le Clos is a strong women’s contingency, including two-time 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker.
Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker made some magic happen tonight in Durban by clocking the 3rd fastest women’s 100m breaststroke time this season.
Although Chad Le Clos notched a World Championships-worthy time last night in the men’s 200m fly finals, the 26-year-old South African icon was unable to make the same magic happen in tonight’s 200m freestyle final.
Olympian Chad Le Clos completed the dirty double of the 200m fly and 100m free on night 1 of the 2019 South African National Swimming Championships.
Chad Le Clos arrives at Kings Park next week for South African Nationals.
23 South African swimmers earned FINA qualification times for this summer’s World Junior Championships. But, with the nation’s selection criteria stating it is a ‘self-funded’ affair, the number who can actually go remains to be seen.
The youth of South Africa continued to clean up FINA World Junior Championships cuts on days 3 and 4 of the nation’s Junior Age Group Swimming Championships.
16-year-old Dune Coetzee was on a roll again on day 2 of the 2019 South African National Junior Age Group Swimming Championships.
16-year-old Dune Coetzee led the charge of young South Africans with an impressive 400m freestyle effort of 4:15.02.
19-year-old Kaylene Corbett of South Africa notched a new 200 breast personal best of 2:25.98 in Stellenbosch, clearing her previous lifetime best by over a second.
Short Course World Championships finalist Erin Gallagher isn’t resting on her laurels, producing some solid early-2019 swims in Nelspruit.
Promising sprinter Erin Gallagher headlines the first South African Grand Prix meet of 2019.