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Meder & Sates Claim 16 Total Titles At South African SC C’ships

Matt Sates continued his tear at these 2021 South African Short Course Championships, bringing his total number of titles to a remarkable 10.

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Georgia-Bound Matt Sates Hits SCM 100 Fly Personal Best

Matt Sates, the 18-year-old bound for the Georgia Bulldogs this spring, did some damage tonight in the 100m fly in his native South Africa.

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Van Niekerk Becomes First South African Woman Under 30 Seconds In SCM 50 Breast

The 2021 South African Short Course Championships kicked off today in Pietermartizburg and already we have seen a national record bite the dust.

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Rebecca Meder Swims 2:12.98 in 200 IM, Frightens 2009 RSA Record in Durban

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.

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17-Year-Old South African Matt Sates Swims 1:57.60 IM/51.83 FL In Durban

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.

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Matt Sates Out-Swims Le Clos In 100 Fly To Close Out 2021 CANA Grand Prix

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.

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Le Clos, Nel, and Sates Collect 2 Golds Each On Day 2 Of CANA Grand Prix

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.

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CANA Grand Prix Day 1 Prelims: Matt Sates Hits FINA A Cut In 200 IM – 1:59.02

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.

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Schoenmaker Clocks 1:05.74 African Record, 12th Fastest Performer In History

On the 4th day of racing at South African Nationals, Schoenmaker rocketed to a 1:05.74 100 breaststroke to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Chad le Clos Just Misses Automatic Olympic Qualification In 100 Fly – 52.13

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.

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Tatjana Schoenmaker Record Africano 100 Rana 1:05.74 #2 Al Mondo

Tatjana Schoenmaker ha stabilito il nuovo record continentale africano nei 100 metri rana femminili con il tempo di 1:05.74

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T. Schoenmaker Breaks Own 50 BR National Record (30.32) at 2021 RSA Nationals

Tatjana Schoenmaker broke her own 50 BR national record twice in the same day at the 2021 South African Nationals, going 30.42 to 30.32 just hours apart.

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2020 Swammy Award For African Coach Of The Year: Rocco Meiring

For the third consecutive year, South Africa’s Rocco Meiring of Tuks has earned the Swammy Award for African Coach of the Year.

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South Africa Takes Home 78 Medals From Junior Africa C’ships

The 2019 CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships in Tunis, Tunisia concluded on Saturday, September 14th, with South Africa coming out as the big winner.

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2019 World Junior C’ships Day 1 Prelims: Ceccon & Zombori Down Meet Records

Day 1 prelims of the 2019 World Junior Championships saw 2 meet records go down, courtesy of Hungary’s Gabor Zombori and Italy’s Thomas Ceccon.

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