Tandy Hands Over Sprint Baton To Teenage Star

10 April 2022 – Brad Tandy officially handed over the sprint freestyle baton to teenage star Pieter Coetzé on Sunday at the SA Swimming Championships in Gqeberha. The 30-year-old veteran announced his retirement from the sport after the 50m freestyle final. Having just flown into Gqeberha from the USA in the morning, Tandy was beaten to the title by the 17-year-old Coetzé, who powered to the wall in 22.34 seconds. That was slower that the World Championship and Commonwealth Games qualifying time he swam on the first leg o... Read More

Le Clos Shakes Off Nerves To Secure Qualifying Time At SA Swimming Championships

8 April 2022 – Chad le Clos added his name to the list of qualifiers for the World Championships and Commonwealth Games at the SA Swimming Championships in Gqeberha on Friday. The 29-year-old had looked a little sluggish in the morning heats of the 200m butterfly but powered to victory in the final in 1:55.75 to dip under the required time by almost a second. With that he also secured his 12th consecutive national title in the event. “I’m over the moon. I was very nervous… not nervous to race anybody but I... Read More

Van Niekerk Beats Schoenmaker to 100m Breaststroke Gold

9 April 2022 – Lara van Niekerk stunned Olympic star Tatjana Schoenmaker to claim the 100m breaststroke title at the SA Swimming Championships in Gqeberha on Saturday. The 18-year-old speedster reached the turn first and held on in the second 50m to touch in a lifetime best of 1:05.67 with Schoenmaker second in 1:06.06. It’s a time that sees her second fastest in the world this year and also just .45 of a second off the time that Schoenmaker swam on her way to a silver medal in the event at the Olympics last year. Schoenmaker&... Read More

Van Niekerk Shines On Opening Day Of National Swimming Championships

6 April 2022 – Up and coming breaststroker Lara van Niekerk provided the highlight of day one of the SA National Swimming Championships in Gqeberha on Wednesday. The 18-year-old from Pretoria smashed her own national and continental record in the heats of the 50m breaststroke, bettering her previous best of 29.88 with a blistering 29.72 seconds. Van Niekerk became the first South African woman to swim under the 30-second mark in the long course event at the end of last year, and her world-leading time on Wednesday saw her dipping well ... Read More

Sates Secures First Qualifying Time At SA Swimming Championships

7 April 2022 – Rising SA swimming sensation Matt Sates claimed his first World Championships and Commonwealth Game qualification time on day two of the SA Swimming Championships in Gqeberha on Thursday. The 18-year-old, who has been setting the US college circuit alight for the University of Georgia, won the 200m freestyle title in an impressive 1:46.15 to ensure he’s up for selection for the major championships later in the year. “It was a good one. It’s my first gala long course since Olympics so I’m still ... Read More