Updates from Banjul Gambia

Updates from Banjul, The Gambia.  One of our second Regional Open Water Swimming Competitions held last Saturday 21st September 2019. Every year, a Regional OWS series are organised in four regions out of the seven regions in The Gambia. The best swimmers from these regionals are then invited to the National OWS Championship. Every region brings at least 15 swimmers for the finals, from all categories (ie both junior and senior). This is the second series now left with two more before the finals. Read More

The final day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London

London, Sunday, 15th September 2019 - The final day of the World Para Swimming Championships concluded with another African Record for Mzansi’s Christian Sadie.   In the final of the S7 50m freestyle, Sadie posted a new African Record of 29.10 to finish the event in 6th place, while the gold went to the Ukraine’s Andrii Trusov in a new World Record time of 27.07.   During day six of the competition yesterday, the 4 x 100m mixed freestyle relay team of Alani Ferreira, Hendri Herbst, Franco Smit an... Read More

The South African swimming team came out first in the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships with a total of 78 medals

Tunis, Sunday, 15th September 2019  - The 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships in Tunis, Tunisia concluded today with the South African swimming team claiming the top spot on the medal table with a total of 78 medals (46 gold, 22 silver and 10 bronze). The Mzansi team won 21 more medals than the 2015 competition in Egypt, where they still topped the medal table with a total of 57 medals. On the final day of the Championships today, Leigh McMorran won South Africa’s final gold medal in the 5km Open Water... Read More

The South African swimming team claimed 20 additional medals during day 04 of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships

Tunis, Saturday, 14th September 2019  - With twenty medals (9 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze) out of eighteen races, the fourth day of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships in Tunis concluded on a high note for the South African swimming team tonight. In the closely contested 15-16 200m backstroke, Pieter Coetze finished with the gold, clocking a new Championship Record time of 2:05.07 to Sudan’s Ziyad Salemm’s 2:06.98 and Tunisia’s Mohamed Ben Ajmia’s 2:09.94. Coetze only managed... Read More

Day 5 of the Para World Swimming Championships in London For immediate release

London, Saturday, 14th September 2019 - The records continued to tumble as Christian Sadie and Alani Ferreira both posted new African Records during the fifth day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London last night, Friday, 13th September 2019.   Sadie came very close to a medal when he finished the final of the SM7 200m individual medley in 4th place with an African Record time of 2:38.35, while the gold medal went to Colombia’s Carlos Serrano in a new Championship Record time of 2:31.11. ... Read More