Another African Record For Speedy Teen Van Niekerk

Saturday, 13 August 2022 – Pretoria teenager Lara van Niekerk continued her sensational form at the SA Short Course Championships on Saturday, storming to yet another SA and African record in the Pietermaritzburg pool. The 19-year-old double Commonwealth Games gold medallist stormed to victory in the 50m breaststroke in 29.62 seconds to better the record she set in the morning heats (29.67) and at the same event a year ago (29.85). In doing so, she also secured another A qualification mark for the World Short Course Championships in Me... Read More

Star Swimmers Back In Action At SA Short Course Championships

Thursday, 11 August 2022 – Several stars of Team South Africa’s recent successful Commonwealth Games campaign were back in the pool as the SA Short Course Championships kicked off in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday. Among them was double gold medallist in Birmingham, Lara van Niekerk, who wasted no time in securing a qualification time for the World Short Course Championships at the end of the year in Australia. The Pretoria teenager swam 1:04.92 (already a qualifying time) on her way to victory in her morning 100m breaststroke h... Read More

SA Swimmers Wrap Up Commonwealth Campaign With 11 Medals

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 – Team South Africa finished their Commonwealth Games campaign in Birmingham with four golds, four silvers and three bronze medals. It was a quiet final night of competition at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre with only Rebecca Meder, Duné Coetzee and the women’s 4x100m medley relay team in action. Having not expected to even reach the final, Meder finished eighth in the 50m backstroke in 28.66 with Canada’s world champion Kylie Masse taking the gold in a Games record time of 27.31. Coetzee... Read More

Golden Girl Van Niekerk Makes It 2 From 2 As SA Swimmers Rake In More Medals

2 August 2022 – South African swimmers added three more medals to the team haul on the penultimate night of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday. Lara van Niekerk led the way by adding a second gold to her collection – this time in the 100m breaststroke. The 19-year-old led from start to finish to claim victory over compatriot and Olympic silver medallist in the event, Tatjana Schoenmaker, in a personal best time of 1:05.47. Schoenmaker took the silver in 1:06.68 and Australian Chelsea Hodges the bron... Read More

3 More Medals For Team SA In Birmingham Pool

Sunday, 31 July 2022 – South African swimmers added a full complement of medals to Team South Africa's collection at the Commonwealth in Birmingham on Sunday night. Olympic champion and world record holder Tatjana Schoenmaker made sure the gold was never in doubt in the 200m breaststroke, the defending champion leading from start to finish to win in a time of 2:21.92. Claiming the bronze medal in the same race was Schoenmaker's Tuks teammate and friend Kaylene Corbett, who produced a great final 50m to finish ... Read More