Day 01 of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest

Budapest, Tuesday, 20th August 2019  - It was a slow start for the young Mzansi team during the first day of the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, taking place at the Danube Arena, in Budapest, Hungary today. 16 year old Lara van Niekerk successfully qualified for the final of the 50m breaststroke after she concluded the semi-finals in an overall fourth position, clocking 31.28, which is an improvement from the 31.51 she swam in the heats of the event. Team-mate Hanim Abrahams managed a 24th place finish ... Read More

The South African swimming team heads to Morocco for the 12th All Africa Games

Johannesburg, Monday, 19th August 2019  - Morocco will be hosting some of Mzansi’s top aquatics talent when the swimming programme of the 12th All Africa Games take place from 21st to 24th August 2019 in the capital city of Rabat. The South African swimming team topped the medal podium in 2015 with a total of 54 medals and will be looking to better that count with the likes of Douglas Erasmus returning to the competition in the 50 and 100m freestyle as well as the 50m butterfly. The 50m breaststroke wil... Read More

The Tokyo leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup wrapped up today

Tokyo, Sunday, 4th August 2019 Tatjana Schoenmaker wrapped up the Tokyo leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup with a total of two gold medals and one World Cup record. Schoenmaker just missed out on a place in the 50m breaststroke final, when she finished the heats session in 8th place together with Australia’s Emily Seebohm, both touching the wall in 31.77. Seebohm continued to the final and concluded 7th in 31.62. The next leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup will take place in Jinan, China from 8th to 10th ... Read More

Tatjana Schoenmaker wins her second gold medal at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo

Tokyo, Saturday, 3rd August 2019 Tatjana Schoenmaker claimed her second gold medal during day two of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo today. Schoenmaker’s time of 1:06.54 in the 100m breaststroke final secured her the top spot on the medal podium ahead of Japan’s Miho Teramura and Reona Aoki in 1:06.77 and 1:07.06, respectively. The Tokto leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup concludes tomorrow with Schoenmaker racing the 50m breaststroke.   ENDS For further information please contact: Swimming South ... Read More

Gold for Tatjana Schoenmaker during the first day of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo

Tokyo, Friday, 2nd August 2019 Tatjana Schoenmaker won her first FINA Swimming World Cup gold medal as the Series kicked off at Tokyo’s Tatsumi International Swimming Center today. Schoenmaker bagged the gold in the 200m breaststroke with an impressive new World Cup record time of 2:22.35, shedding 0.52secs from Viktoria Gunes’ 2015 time of 2:22.87. The silver and bronze in the race went to Japan’s Reona Aoki and Spain’s Jessica Vall Montero in 2:24.33 and 2:25.32, respectively. Schoenmaker will tak... Read More