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Date(s) - 11/04/2019
09:30 - 20:00

Kings Park Acquatic Club



The FINA and IPC World Championships Qualification times poured in at Durban’s Kings Park Aquatics Centre during the third day of the SA National Aquatic Championships last night.

This year’s multi-disability section of the SA National Aquatic Championships also doubles as the official trials for the 2019 IPC World Championships, which will be held from 26th July to 4th August.

Paralympian Alani Ferreira (SB13) claimed her second IPC Qualification time of the competition in the 100m breaststroke, finishing with a time of 1:25.88. Ferreira (S13) secured her first qualification in 100m Butterfly in a time of 1:21.13.

There was no stopping Erin Gallagher who added the 100m butterfly to the list of FINA Qualification times.

Gallagher sped to the finish with a new African and South African Record of 57.67, shedding 0.16secs from Egypt’s Farida Osman’s 57.83, while Tayla Lovemore ended second in 59.60 and Dune Coetzee third in 1:00.01.

Tatjana Schoenmaker, Lara van Niekerk and Kaylene Corbett topped the 50m breaststroke in 30.97, 31.47 and 32.07.

The title in the 400m individual medley went to Rebecca Meder in 4:49.33, with the silver medal going to Marlies Ross in 4:54.96 and the bronze to Samantha Randle in 4:54.97.

In the 50m backstroke, Olivia Nel took the honours in 29.36, followed by Nathania van Niekerk in 29.52 and Michaela de Villiers in 29.56.

In the 4x50m freestyle relays, the ladies’ Western Cape quartet of Emma Chelius, Aimee Canny, Inge Weidemann and Nel bagged the gold in 1:43.39 ahead of KZN’s Shana Hurndall, Kirsten de Goede, Gallagher and Lovemore in 1:44.84.

The remaining gold medals in the 100m breaststroke were claimed by Michaela Kretzen (SB14) in 1:44.17 and Aaron Putz (SB14) in 1:14.63, while Kretzen also won the 50m butterfly in 37.16.

The SA National Aquatic Championships will continue today with the heats session starting at 09:30, while the finals will begin at 17:00 daily.

The staging of this event has been made possible through the support provided by Swimming SA partners, Sport and Recreation South Africa, SASCOC, National Lotteries Commission, Arena and Rand Water.

Qualifying Times – FINA World Championships – Day 03:

  • Erin Gallagher – 100m freestyle – 54.34
  • Erin Gallagher – 100m butterfly – 57.67
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker – 200m breaststroke – 2:24.44
  • Kaylene Corbett – 200m breaststroke – 2:25.62
  • Nathania van Niekerk – 200m backstroke – 2:11.37

Qualifying Times – IPC World Championships – Day 03:

  • Alani Ferreira (S13) – 100m Butterfly – 1:21.13
  • Alani Ferreira (SB13) – 100m Breaststroke – 1:25.88

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📸 Alani Ferreira