SA swimmers show good form at Short Course champs
SOUTH AFRICAN swimming looks in good shape as one of Swimming South Africa’s major senior competitions, the 2018 SA Short Course Championships wrapped up at the Kings Park Pool in Durban yesterday.
Eleven swimmers swam times under international A-qualifying times as they vied for spots to the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018 scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, China from December 11 to16.
There were seven men and four women qualifiers.
Established international stars Chad le Clos and Cameron van den Burgh were excellent, as always.
Brad Tandy and Douglas Erasmus, Olympians from Rio, showed good form and intent.
The other three men have all been to international competitions.
They are the sprint duo of Zane Waddell and Ryan Coetzee, and the Medley/ Breaststroke specialist Ayrton Sweeney.
Three of the four women represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier in the year.
They are Tatjana Schoenmaker, who won gold there, as well as Erin Gallagher and Emily Visagie.
The only new name to the senior international list is Rebecca Meder, 16, of Tygerberg swim club in Cape Town.
Meder qualified well under the A international time standard in both the 200m and 400m Individual Medleys.