Every South African a Swimmer

Day 4 of the Para World Swimming Championships in London

Day 4 of the Para World Swimming Championships in London
London, Friday, 13th September 2019 - Alani Ferreira was the star performer for South Africa during the fourth day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London on Thursday, finishing seventh in the women's 100m breaststroke SB13 final.

Ferreira produced another African record-breaking swim, clocking 1:23.86 and finished in seventh place in the final, 0.08secs faster than the time she set in the morning heats, which was also a continental record.

Compatriot Cornelle Leach came painstakingly close to a place in the women’s 100m breaststroke S12 final where she finished in an overall 11th place with a time of 1:32.43.

The World Para Swimming Championships is held in the same venue as the London 2012 Paralympics and is a crucial qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The championships will run until 15th September.


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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.