Both veteran and rising South African swimmers were in the pool this weekend contesting the Short Course Championships in Durban.
The South African women set a new Continental Record in the 400 freestyle relay on the opening day of the 2019 World Championships.
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.
Brad Tandy turned out a World Championships-worthy 50m freestyle time today in Durban.
Chad Le Clos s’est emparé de son quatrième titre national de champion d’Afrique du Sud 2019 avec sa victoire dans le 100 papillon.
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.
Chad Le Clos threw down the 4th fastest 100m fly time of the season to log another event win here in Durban.
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.
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.
South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker registered the 3rd fastest performance of her career for gold in Stellenbosch.