The 2019 SA National Swimming Championships Heads For The Coastal City Of Durban

Durban, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 - The race is on for Mzansi’s aquatic stars as the 2019 SA National Swimming Championships heads for the coastal city of Durban, with the action taking place at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre from 8th to 12th April. This year’s event also doubles as the official selection trials for the 18th FINA World Championships which will be held in Gwangju, Korea from 21st to 28th July 2019. Chad le Clos will be back in the water, swimming the 50, 100 and 200m butterfly, as well as the 100 a... Read More

The Ladies Dominate The Second Day Of The SA National Aquatic Championships

Durban, Tuesday, 9th April 2019 - The ladies dominated the second day of the SA National Aquatic Championships taking place at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban today. Tshwane’s Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett brought the crowd to their feet when they both clocked FINA Qualification times in the 200m breaststroke in 2:24.44 and 2:25.62, winning the gold and silver in the process, while the bronze went to Tailyn Seyffert in 2:32.85. Nathania van Niekerk sprinted to a thrilling finish in the 200m backstroke, posting her... Read More

The Fina And IPC World Championships Qualification Times Poured In On The Third Day Of The SA National Aquatic Championships

Durban, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 - The FINA and IPC World Championships Qualification times poured in at Durban’s Kings Park Aquatics Centre during the third day of the SA National Aquatic Championships tonight. There was no stopping Erin Gallagher and Chad le Clos as they both added the 100m butterfly to their list of FINA Qualification times. Gallagher sped to the finish with a new African and South African Record of 57.67, shedding 0.16secs from Egypt’s Farida Osman’s 57.83, while Tayla Lovemore ended second in 59.6... Read More

Tatjana Schoenmaker And Christian Sadie Post New Qualification Times On The Fourth Day Of The SA National Aquatic Championships

Durban, Thursday, 11th April 2019 - Tatjana Schoenmaker made her second time, while Christian Sadie posted his fourth IPC World Championships qualification time during the fourth day of the SA National Aquatic Championships in Durban tonight. There was plenty of action in the 100m breaststroke as Schoenmaker clocked her second FINA Qualification time of the competition in 1:06.83, just under a second from the required 1:07.43, while Kaylene Corbett and Rebecca Meder ended second and third in 1:09.03 and 1:10.06, respectively. Dune Coetzee... Read More

The Final Day Of The 2019 SA National Aquatic Championships In Durban

Durban, Friday, 12th April 2019 - The SA National Aquatic Championships successfully concluded tonight with nine athletes clocking 12 FINA Qualification times and seven Para-swimmers posting 14 IPC Qualifying times during the five day competition, which took place at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban. In the 50m freestyle, Brad Tandy raced to a FINA Qualification time of 21.92 in the morning heats session but was not able to better that time in the finals, touching the wall with a golden 22.25 ahead of Douglas Erasmus in 22.... Read More