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The SA National Swimming Championships (25m) head to Durban

Durban, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 - The coastal city of Durban will play host to the 2018 SA National Swimming Championships (25m), with the action set to start from 9th to 12th August at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre.
The SA National Swimming Championships (25m) head to Durban

SA National Short Course Championships 2018

The swimmers at this year’s event will compete to secure a place in the final team that will be selected to represent SA in the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in China from 11th to 16th December 2018.

Olympians Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh will return to the water, with Le Clos taking on the 50, 100 and 200m butterfly as well as the 100 and 200m freestyle, while Van der Burgh will battle it out in the 50 and 100m breaststroke.

Straight from her impressive performance at the Mare Nostrum Series, Rebecca Meder will be looking for more fast times as she competes in the 100 and 800m freestyle, as well as the 100, 200 and 400m individual medley, while Erin Gallagher will swim in the 50, 100 and 200m freestyle, the 50 and 100m butterfly and the 50m backstroke.

Breaststroke specialist Tatjana Schoenmaker will take to the water in the 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke and test her speed in the 100 and 200m individual medley and the 50 and 100m freestyle, while 18 year old Mariella Venter swims the 100 and 200m backstroke, as well as the 100 and 200m individual medley.

Heats will start at 09h00 while the finals will begin at 17h00 daily.

The staging of this event has been made possible through the support provided by Swimming SA partners, Sport and Recreation South Africa, SASCOC, Arena, Rand Water and the National Lotteries Commission.

FINA World Swimming Championships A Qualifying Times (25m):

          Event

          Men

          Women

   50m freestyle

          21.71

          24.60

   100m freestyle

          47.78

          53.78

   200m freestyle

          1:45.02

          1:56.52

   400m freestyle

          3:44.09

          4:07.29

   800m freestyle

 

          8:35.69

   1500m freestyle

          14:49.29

 

   50m backstroke

          23.98

          27.01

   100m backstroke

          51.61

          58.08

   200m backstroke

          1:53.35

          2:07.19

   50m breaststroke

          26.77

          30.70

   100m breaststroke

          58.18

          1:06.18

   200m breaststroke

          2:06.83

          2:24.60

   50m butterfly

          23.22

          26.26

   100m butterfly

          51.56

          58.28

   200m butterfly

          1:54.84

          2:09.76

   100m individual medley

          53.57

          1:01.21

   200m individual medley

          1:56.69

          2:12.46

   400m individual medley

          4:10.27

          4:43.43

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Swimming South Africa

011 404 2480

Swimming South Africa is the governing body of aquatics in South Africa.

Its objective is to encourage the practice of aquatic disciplines for all in South Africa with the purpose of promoting swimming as a life skill through Learn To Swim programmes; providing healthy exercise to South Africans of all ages and races; recruiting recreational swimmers to compete in the various competitions; and promoting competition and athlete development to the highest level. Swimming South Africa is kindly supported by SASCOC, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Arena, Sport & Recreation SA and Rand Water.

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