11 African records broken in 2018

Schoenmaker, Gallagher and Lovemore the most remarkable The 2018 season was marked by the fall of 2 oldest long course African records held since 1999 by double Olympic Champion, Penny Heyns (RSA) on 50m breaststroke (30.83) and 100m breaststroke (1.06.52). These records were broken in Sydney during the Pan Pacific Championships. Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA), who turned 21 on the 9th July 2108, became the new queen of African breaststroke.  She has taken full advantage of her participation in a highly competitive Commonwealth Games hel... Read More

SUMMONS for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships(25m) 11 - 16 December 2018 Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou is known as Zhejiang provincial capital, the center of economy, culture, science and education. The whole city owns 16,596 km2 total area and its permanent resident population is 8.844 million.Swimming is very popular with Hangzhou citizens. At present, there are about 300 natatoriums (swimming pools) in the city; primary and middle schools require every student to have good swimming skills. Nearly 85% of Hangzhou citizens have taken part in swimming.  The city of Hangzhou aims to construct a strong sports city, gives full play... Read More

Analysis of the African participation in FINA world Championships 1993-2016

49 medals in 13 participations The African continent has shone at each participation in a World Championships (Short course ): 49 medals of which 23 gold, 17 silver and 9 bronze were won by 13 swimmers from 4 different countries : RSA 10, ZIM 1 , TUN 1 and Algeria 1. This represents an average of more than 3 medals per edition. African swimmers reached 122 finals (represented by 6 different countries RSA, ZIM, TUN, ALG, EGY, and KEN), which means an average of more than 9 finals per edition. They have set 135 new African records (shared amon... Read More

13th African Championships Algiers 10th-16th September 2018

28 years later, Egypt back on the Top The 13th edition of the African championships held for the first time in Algeria has kept all its promises. It should be noted that the last edition to be held in North Africa dates back to 2010, in Casablanca, Morocco. All records of participation were widely broken in Algiers with the presence of 154 swimmers representing 31 countries. The previous participation record was 131 swimmers when the Championships were held in the city of Cairo, Egypt in 2002 whereas the record for the number of participati... Read More

Penny Heyns honoured by the NOC of Algeria

The Algerian Olympic Committee took the great initiative to honour the South African, Penny Heyns, double olympic champion in 1996 and also the best breaststroker of the 20th century. Heyns is one of the monument of African sport with incomparable performances: 14 world records and 44 African rec-ords in SC and LC. She is the only Women in the history of the Olympic Games to have won both the 100m and 200m breaststroke events; it was in Atlanta in 1996. She is also still the only breaststroke swimmer male or female , in the history of swim-mi... Read More