Every South African a Swimmer

The final day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli

The final day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli
Napoli, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 - The South African swimming team successfully concluded the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli with a total of five gold and one silver medal, as well as two new Championship Records.

During the final day of swimming action, Tatjana Schoenmaker improved on her 50m breaststroke semi-final time of 31.50 to conclude the race in 4th place, clocking 31.14, just 0.01secs behind Australia’s Chelsea Hodges in 31.13. The gold was claimed by Brazil’s Jhennifer Alves in 30.73 and the silver by the USA’s Sarah Marie Vasey in 30.81.

The South African Swimming Team will now be heading to Gwangju, South Korea, for the 18th FINA World Championships from 12th to 28th July 2019.


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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.