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The 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships

San Antonio, Sunday, 23rd August 2015 – The South African swimming team will be bringing home a total of eight medals (three gold, two silver and three bronze), two Deaf World Records and one Championship Record, after the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships concluded in San Antonio, Texas last night.
The 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships

Peggy de Villiers led from start to finish in the 100m butterfly to end the race with the gold medal and a new Deaf World Record with a time of 1:03.69.

During the final day of the competition, Peggy de Villiers led from start to finish in the 100m butterfly to end the race with the gold medal and a new Deaf World Record with a time of 1:03.69.
Earlier on in the week, De Villiers set a new Deaf World Record in the 50m butterfly, a new Championship Record in the 50m freestyle and claimed the silver medal in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 200m freestyle events.


Cornell Loubser added a bronze to her medal tally when she finished behind De Villiers in the 100m butterfly with a personal best time of 1:05.64. Loubser holds the silver in the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 50m butterfly.


18 year old Mark Roach achieved three personal best times throughout the competition, clocking 25.53 in the 50m freestyle, 29.22 in the 50m backstroke and 26.80 in the 50m butterfly.
The South African swimming team will now be preparing for the World Deaf Short Course Championships which will be held next year.


For further information please contact:
Swimming South Africa Marketing Coordinator 
Thathani Gaba
082 304 1817
Swimming South Africa is the governing body of aquatics in South Africa.
Its objective is to encourage the practice of aquatic disciplines for all in South Africa with the purpose of promoting swimming as a life skill through Learn To Swim programmes; providing healthy exercise to South Africans of all ages and races; recruiting recreational swimmers to compete in the various competitions; and promoting competition and athlete development to the highest level. Swimming South Africa is kindly supported by SASCOC, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Arena, Sport & Recreation SA and Rand Water.
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