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.
Matt Sates picked up a gold medal victory in the 200 IM after having hit the FINA A standard in the event during the prelims.
After missing the cut by 0.02 at South African Nationals, Sates cleared the FINA A and will likely become the newest addition to the country’s Olympic squad.
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.