The South African National Short Course Swimming Championships got underway at the Seals Swim Centre in Pietermaritzburg with the 400m freestyle events on Saturday, 24 October 2020.

There was plenty of young talent to showcase their form and top honours of the day went to 18 year old Duné Coetzee, who beat Tatjana Schoenmaker to the gold medal in the 400m freestyle, touching the wall in 4:07.95 to Schoenmaker’s 4:09.33, with the bronze medal in the event going to Aimme Canny in 4:09.90.

“It was a tough race, I tried to save my legs a little bit in the first half and then just go on the last 100m and I think that definitely worked.

“I’m very excited that this is my first SA races and I’m here to enjoy what I am doing and to see where I am at with my training.” said Coetzee following the race.

The SA National Short Course Swimming Championships will continue on Sunday, 25 October 2020.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Winner’s graphic of Duné Coetzee who won gold at the SA Short Course Swimming Championships. Photo: The Cana Official (Instagram)