Determined SA team gear up for World Aquatics Championships in Japan

Thursday, 13 July 2023 – South Africa have selected a strong team of divers, artistic swimmers, water polo players and open water and pool swimmers to take part in World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan from 14-30 July. Training through the country’s winter months hasn’t been easy for many of them, particularly the divers. As Zalika Methula explained: “Normally we don’t train in the pool during winter because it’s too cold but because of world champs we’ve been training in the water on the we... Read More

Swimmers Aim For World Champs Places at SA Open Water Championships

10 March 2023 – Places on the team to the Swimming World Championships in Japan will be the chief target of the elite swimmers taking part in the SA Open Water Championships which get under way at Marina Martinique today and continue until Sunday. Two-time Midmar Mile champion and last year’s SA Open Water runner-up in both the 5 and 10km races, Connor Buck, will be among the favourites in the men’s races, while two-time Olympian Michelle Weber makes a return to the 10km field after skipping the event last year. “A... Read More

Speedy Coetzé, Corbett and Van Niekerk Wrap Up Final Meet Ahead of National Champs

5 March 2023 – World junior champion Pieter Coetzé showed his speedwork is well on track by recording an A qualifying time for the Swimming World Championships in the 50m backstroke on the final day of action at the Grand Prix meet in Durban on Sunday. The 18-year-old stormed to victory in a time of 25.09 seconds and was back in the pool a little later to record a B qualifying time in the 200m backstroke, winning in 1:58.34 – just 0.27 seconds off the A qualifying mark. Fellow Pretoria swimmers Kaylene Corbett and Lara ... Read More

Teen Swimming Stars Van Niekerk and Coetze Find Early Form At Durban Grand Prix

4 March 2022 – Double Commonwealth Games champion Lara van Niekerk wasted no time in getting a World Championship and Olympic qualifying mark in the bag at the second Grand Prix meet of the year in Durban. The 19-year-old from Pretoria swam 1:06.65 in the heats of the 100m breaststroke on Friday to dip under the A qualifying time for both the World Championships in Japan this July and next year’s Paris Olympics – although she’ll need to swim the time again at the SA National Championships to officially qualify. Wit... Read More

US Court Decides In Favour Of World Aquatics In ISL Case

ISL CASE: COURT DECIDES IN FAVOUR OF WORLD AQUATICS  The U.S. District Court in San Francisco has decided in favour of World Aquatics, in cases that had originally been opened in 2018. Two antitrust lawsuits had been filed: one directly by the International Swimming League (ISL) and another by swimmers Tom Shields (USA), Michael Andrew (USA) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN), with ISL's support. "World Aquatics is grateful to Judge Corley for her thoughtful and just decision. We are pleased that it brings an end to a period of uncert... Read More