The South African National Short Course Swimming Championships will kick off behind closed doors in Pietermaritzburg from Saturday, 24 October 2020 until Tuesday, 27 October.

Stiff competition is expected when 200 of the best swimming talent go head-to-head, with Tatjana Schoenmaker, who set a new African Record in the 200m breaststroke during the Regional event, races against Kaylene Corbett and Christin Mundell in the 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke events.

Schoenmaker will also tackle the 200 and 400m freestyle, as well as the 200m individual medley, where she will be up against Rebecca Meder and Aimee Canny.

Erin Gallagher will swim her favourite 50 and 100m butterfly and add the 50, 100 and 200m freestyle races.

Samantha Randle will participate in the long distance 800m freestyle, as well as the 200 and 400m individual medley, the 400m freestyle and the 100 and 200m backstroke.

Swimming South Africa CEO, Mr Shaun Adriaanse said that the Federation is very happy to host their first major National competition after the Lockdown effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic enforced lockdown regulations affected all South Africans, including our athletes.

“For swimming in particular, it is important to provide our athletes with this platform to showcase their performances as well as providing them with an opportunity to qualify for the FINA World Championships, which will take place in December 2021 in Abu Dhabi.

“We wish all our athletes good luck and very importantly, perform well, enjoy yourselves and stay safe,” concluded Adriaanse.


Photo 1 Caption: South African swim sensation, Tatjana Schoenmaker, previously pictured at the 2019 Momentum gsport Awards. Photo: gsport