The 100m and 200m breaststrokes Commowealth Champion and World Championship silver medalist, South Africa Tatjana Shoenmaker has climbed into new swimming hight as she showed off her tantalizing form of late at the SA Aquatics Championship on Wednesday.
Tatjana breathing new form broke the African record in 50m breaststroke in the heat by finished in 30.42s.
During the morning heats session, Shoenmaker has shattered her own 2019 African Record time of 30.82 to 30.42 and improved on that time once again in the evening finals, clocking a golden 30.32, ahead of Lara van Niekerk in 31.03 and Caitlin de Lange in 31.87.
Olympian Chad le Clos did not disappoint, dipping under the 24 second mark to claim the 50m butterfly title in 23.72, with Matthew Sates a close second in 24.06 and Pieter Coetze finishing third in 24.14. Coetze went two better in the 50m backstroke, winning the event in a fast 25.02 ahead of Ian Venter in 26.58 and Martin Binedell in 26.69. In the 50m butterfly, KZN’s Erin Gallagher started the competition on a high note, winning the race in 26.50, followed by Inge Weidemann in 26.87 and Tayla Lovemorein 27.01, while in the men’s 50m breaststroke, there was no stopping Alaric Basson, who topped the medal podium in 28.09 to Brenden Crawford and Jared Pike’s shared silver medal time of 28.22.
In the 800m freestyle, Leigh McMorranwalked away with the gold medal in a time of 8:54.65, ahead of Catherine van Rensburg in 9:02.82 and Samantha Randlein 9:06.19, while in the 1500m freestyle, Roberto Gomes scooped the gold in 15:49.02 to Henre Louw’s 15:58.16 and Righardt Muller’s 16:12.67.
Olivia Nel, Rebecca Meder and Kerryn Herbst won the top three spots in the 50m backstroke in 29.13, 29.44 and 29.91, respectively.