SA Swimmers Wrap Up Commonwealth Campaign With 11 Medals

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 – Team South Africa finished their Commonwealth Games campaign in Birmingham with four golds, four silvers and three bronze medals. It was a quiet final night of competition at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre with only Rebecca Meder, Duné Coetzee and the women’s 4x100m medley relay team in action. Having not expected to even reach the final, Meder finished eighth in the 50m backstroke in 28.66 with Canada’s world champion Kylie Masse taking the gold in a Games record time of 27.31. Coetzee... Read More

Golden Girl Van Niekerk Makes It 2 From 2 As SA Swimmers Rake In More Medals

2 August 2022 – South African swimmers added three more medals to the team haul on the penultimate night of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday. Lara van Niekerk led the way by adding a second gold to her collection – this time in the 100m breaststroke. The 19-year-old led from start to finish to claim victory over compatriot and Olympic silver medallist in the event, Tatjana Schoenmaker, in a personal best time of 1:05.47. Schoenmaker took the silver in 1:06.68 and Australian Chelsea Hodges the bron... Read More

3 More Medals For Team SA In Birmingham Pool

Sunday, 31 July 2022 – South African swimmers added a full complement of medals to Team South Africa's collection at the Commonwealth in Birmingham on Sunday night. Olympic champion and world record holder Tatjana Schoenmaker made sure the gold was never in doubt in the 200m breaststroke, the defending champion leading from start to finish to win in a time of 2:21.92. Claiming the bronze medal in the same race was Schoenmaker's Tuks teammate and friend Kaylene Corbett, who produced a great final 50m to finish ... Read More

Double Gold For SA Swimmers In Birmingham

Saturday, 30 July 2022 – Teen swimming sensations Lara van Niekerk and Pieter Coetzé led the medal charge on the second night of swimming at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday. Van Niekerk claimed Team South Africa’s first medal of the Games by powering to gold in the 50m breaststroke final which featured three South African swimmers.  She claimed the victory in another Commonwealth Games record time of 29.73 seconds. Tatjana Schoenmaker finished fourth in 30.41 and Kaylene Corbett sixth in 31.10. &ld... Read More

Van Niekerk Beaks Games Record As 3 South Africans Book Spot In same final

Friday, 29 July 2022 – Four South African swimmers booked their places in their respective Commonwealth Games finals on the first evening of swimming at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, three of them in the same race. Lara van Niekerk was again in sensational form as she dived in for the semifinal of the 50m breaststroke. Having set a new Commonwealth Games record of 29.82 in the morning heats, the 19-year-old went even quicker in the evening, winning in a time of 29.80. “I’m happy. Just breaking the Games rec... Read More