African Record For Coetze As Van Niekerk Powers Into Breaststroke Final

African record for Coetze as Van Niekerk powers into breaststroke final 14 December 2022 – Teenage sensation Pieter Coetzé came within just a few splits of a medal in the 100m backstroke at the World Short Course Championships in Melbourne on Wednesday. He nevertheless managed to set another African record on his way to fourth place. The 18-year-old had lowered the continental mark to 49.85 in the semifinal on Tuesday and went even quicker in the final, setting a new record of 49.60, just eight hundredths of a second beh... Read More

Golden Start For Sates At World Short Course Championships In Melbourne

13 December 2022 – Matt Sates kicked off the World Short Course Championships in spectacular fashion, claiming gold in the 200m individual medley and smashing his own world junior record in the process. The 19-year-old from Pietermaritzburg turned first after the butterfly leg, dropped back to third on the backstroke and then steadily worked his way back with an excellent breaststroke performance to regain the lead by the penultimate turn with 50m to go. There was no catching him on the freestyle, Sates powering to the finish in 1:50.1... Read More

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