Athens Selected As Host Of The FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships 2023

LAUSANNE – The Greek capital of Athens is set to host the 3rd FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships 2023 from 30 August – 3 September 2023. Over 200 artistic swimmers from more than 30 countries are expected to compete. The five-day event will see the athletes, aged 13-to-15 years old, compete for medals in the Female and Male Solo, Duet, Figures, Mixed Duet, Team, and Combination events. The youth event follows Athens jumping back into holding major global sports events, including last year’s&n... Read More

Team Seychelles Ready To Make Their Mark At CSJOI Games 2022

CJSOI Jeux 2022 Team Seychelles has sent a delegation of 13 swimmers participating in 68 swimming events & 4 officials to represent Seychelles at the 2022 CJSOI Games, taking place from the 4th to 14th December 2022 in Mauritius. Herewith the female and male teams:  Female Team: Khema Elizabeth: Females Team Captain & Flag Bearer Tejasvi Kerai Isabelle Labuschagne Louisianna Bacco Lylie Mason  Abigail Labuschagne    Male Team : Amos Ferl... Read More

South Africa's Pieter Coetze Sets Championships Record In The 200m Backstroke

South Africa’s Pieter Coetze set three championship records in Lima, each erased by the speed and energy of Ksawery Masiuk of Poland in the 50m and 100m backstroke events.  Coetze raced to a new championship record, winning the 200m backstroke event in 1:56.05 .  In his final race of the championships, Coetze led off the 4x100m freestyle real, with the South African quartet earning silver. "I was nervous because it’s the last day, and it was my last race, and my body is more than a bit fatigued,... Read More

Golden Finish For Coetze At World Junior Swimming Championships

Monday, 5 September 2022 – Pieter Coetze proved to be the star of the South African team at the World Junior Swimming Championships which came to an end in Lima, Peru on Sunday. Fresh from his gold, silver and bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the 18-year-old from Pretoria left the Peruvian capital with a haul of one gold, three silvers and a bronze medal. The talented teen also set three championship records along the way. Coetzé saved his best for last, claiming gold in the 200m backstroke on the ... Read More

SA's Buck Secures Top-10 Spot At World Junior Open Water Championships

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 – The South African junior open water team returned from the World Championships on Tuesday after a promising campaign in the Seychelles. Connor Buck was the pick of the bunch, producing a top-10 finish in the men’s 10km event. The Durban swimmer was engaged in a battle for fourth place right to the end of the race, eventually finishing sixth in 1:59:07.60, with just a 10th of a second separating him from fifth place. The title went to Hungary’s David Betlehem who put in a dominant performance ... Read More