200 fly standout Ethan du Preez tried the 100m sprint on for size, as Tatjana Schoenmaker was also in the water to close out Durban’s Grand Prix.
South African swimming is looking strong in the younger set, with teens Ethan du Preez and Rebecca Meder clocking huge lifetime bests in Durban.
Il sudafrica comporrà la squadra olimpica durante i campionati nazionali di aprile ma se resteranno posti liberi c’è tempo per qualificarsi fino al 29 giugno.
The 2nd and final South African Grand Prix kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, February 20th in Durban, with Tatjana Schoenmaker set to compete.
Led by Anna Hopkin (above), the British women may have the 4th-best 400 free relay at the Olympics – if they choose to swim it.
Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions for all categories.
Rocco Meiring, coach of Tatjana Schoenmaker, is SwimSwam’s 2019 Swammy Award winner as African Coach of the Year.
Tatjana Schoenmaker (above) is on target to become South Africa’s first female Olympic medalist in swimming since Penelope Heyns at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Schoenmaker had a historic year in 2019, becoming the first South African to medal at the LC Worlds meet just 3 weeks after picking up double WUGs golds
On the right trajectory, Dutch Olympian Femke Heemskerk notched 2 times good enough to etch her name onto the Netherlands’ roster for Tokyo 2020.
Amsterdam Swim Cup valevole per la qualificazione olimpica, ha visto 5 pass oggi: Toussaint, Kamminga, Tatjana Schoenmaker, Jessica Vall, Mireia Belmonte
Simply not stopping, Dutch backstroking ace Kira Toussaint went straight from Glasgow to the Amsterdam Cup, snagging an Olympic qualifying time on day 1.
Schoenmaker made South African history in 2019 when she became the country’s first-ever female swimming medalist at the FINA World Aquatics Championships.
Chad le Clos and Tatjana Schoenmaker have both been nominated for their outstanding sporting achievements at the 2019 South Africa Sports Awards.
This edition of Beyond the Lane Lines features a former ASU coach and swimmer, University of Bath Hall of Fame inductees and more.