"title": "Eight SA swimmers qualify for Worlds",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2017\/4\/Chad-le-Clos-170407-LooksOn-G-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">The 2017 SA National Aquatic Championships in Durban successfully concluded on Saturday with a total of twenty-four Junior and eight Senior Fina World Championships qualifications, as well as four Deaf Olympics and seven World Para Swimming Championships qualifiers.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">Chad le Clos celebrated the confirmation of his third qualification time for Hungary in the 100m butterfly when he clocked a fast 51.29, followed by Ryan Coetzee (53.29) and Ralph Goveia (54.30), while Brad Tandy and Zane Waddell were all smiles in the 50m freestyle final, claiming the gold and silver in Fina World Championships qualification times of 21.97 and 22.41, respectively. Douglas Erasmus won the bronze in 22.63.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">Finishing over two seconds ahead of the pack, Brent Szurdoki scooped the gold in the 1500m freestyle with an Fina Word Championships Qualification time of 15:11.22 to the 15:12.79 requirement, while Jarryd Baxter and Chad Michau booked their place to the Junior competition in the USA in qualifying times of 15:36.22 and 15.58.81, respectively.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">Rebecca Meder\u2019s outstanding performance in the 400m individual medley earned her the top spot in the event with a Fina Junior World Championships qualification time of 4:48.49, ahead of Samantha Randle in 4:55.12 and Kate Beavon in 4:57.63.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">The 200m breaststroke was a very rewarding race for five of Mzansi\u2019s youth hopefuls when Daniel Swanepoel, Duncan Rudolph, Bailey Musgrave, Likith Prema and Michael Houlie all confirmed their Junior qualifications. Swanepoel won the race in 2:15.83 to Rudolph\u2019s 2:18.09, Musgrave\u2019s 2:18.26, Prema\u2019s 2:19.41 and Houlie\u2019s 2:19.63.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">In the ladies\u2019 200m breaststroke, Tatjana Schoenmaker was victorious in 2:26.20, while Kaylene Corbett, Christin Mundell and Hanim Abrahams all added the event to their list of Junior Qualifiers in 2:30.07, 2:31.46 and 2:33.98, respectively.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">In the 100m freestyle, Erin Gallagher scooped the gold in 56.28 ahead of Emma Chelius in 56.75 and Seychelles\u2019 Felicity Passon in 56.90, while 14 year old Olivia Nel, who despite finishing fourth, added her name to the Fina Junior World Championships list by a mere 0.02 secs when she touched the wall in 58.06 to the 58.08 requirement.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">Gallagher was back in the water to receive the gold for the 50m butterfly, clocking a winning 27.35 to Chelius\u2019 27.90 and Kenya\u2019s Emily Muteti in 28.40.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">Martin Bindell, Neil Fair and Ruan Ras made up the 200m backstroke medal podium in 1:59.69, 2:01.47 and 2:04.10, respectively, while 15 year old Luan Grobbelaar was more than happy with his silver medal in the 400m individual medley in a Fina Junior World Championships qualification time of 4:29.59 ahead of Ruan Breytenbach (4:35.39) and behind Ayrton Sweeney (4:20.41).\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">In the multi-disability races, Cornell Loubser claimed the top position in the S14-15 200m individual medley in 2:40.86, with the S1-13 winner was Alani Ferreira in 2:52.03.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">In the men\u2019s S14-15 medley event, Aaron Putz won the gold in 2:32.38, while Christian Sadie came first in the S1-13 category with a World Para Swimming Championships qualification time of 2:45.59.\u00a0<\/span>\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><span lang=\"EN-ZA\">The staging of this event was made possible through the support provided by Swimming SA partners, Sport and Recreation South Africa, Sascoc, National Lotteries Commission, Arena and Rand Water.<\/span><\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><strong>Final List of Qualifying Times \u2013 17th FINA World Championships:<\/strong><\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Cameron van der Burgh \u2013 100m breaststroke \u2013 59.73<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Chad le Clos \u2013 200m freestyle \u2013 1:46.84, 200m butterfly \u2013 1:55.00, 100m butterfly \u2013 51.29<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Myles Brown \u2013 200m freestyle \u2013 1:47.55<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Tatjana Schoenmaker \u2013 200m breaststroke (SF) \u2013 2:25.23<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Brad Tandy \u2013 50m freestyle \u00a0\u2013 21.97<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Zane Waddell \u2013 50m freestyle \u2013 22.41<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Douglas Erasmus \u2013 50m freestyle (SF) \u2013 22.39<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Brent Szurdoki \u2013 1500m freestyle \u2013 15.11.22<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00a0<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><strong>Final List of Qualifying Times \u2013 6th FINA Junior World Swimming Championships:<\/strong><\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Dune Coetzee \u2013 100m butterfly \u2013 1:01.04, 200m freestyle \u00a0\u2013 2:03.90, 200m butterfly \u2013 2:14.14<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Kate Beavon \u2013 200m freestyle \u00a0\u2013 2:03.13, 800m freestyle \u2013 8:54.77<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Jarryd Baxter \u2013 400m freestyle \u2013 3:51.85, 200m freestyle \u2013 1:50.45, 1500m freestyle \u2013 15:36.22<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Chad Michau \u2013 800m freestyle \u2013 8:22.99, 1500m freestyle \u2013 15:58.81<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Timothy Sates \u2013 200m freestyle (SF) \u2013 1:52.94<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Rebecca Meder \u2013 200m individual medley \u2013 2:16.24, 1500m freestyle \u2013 16.49.77, 200m freestyle \u2013 2:02.94, 800m freestyle \u2013 8:49.49, 400m individual medley \u2013 4:48.49<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Jenna Pearse \u2013 200m freestyle (SF) \u2013 2:05.89<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Abi Meder \u2013 1500m freestyle \u2013 17:08.15, 800m freestyle \u2013 8:58.46<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Gabi Grobler \u2013 200m individual medley \u2013 2:19.83, 200m freestyle (SF) \u2013 2:05.64, 100m freestyle (SF) \u2013 57.99<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Christin Mundell \u2013 200m individual medley (SF) \u2013 2:20.51, 100m breaststroke (SF) \u2013 1:11.56, 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:31.46<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Michael Houlie \u2013 100m breaststroke \u2013 1:03.20, 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:19.63<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Daniel Swanepoel \u2013 100m breaststroke -1:03.07, 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:15.83<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Bryce Skea\u2013 100m breaststroke -1:03.07<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Duncan Rudolph\u2013 100m breaststroke (SF) -1:03.36, 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:18.09<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Bailey Musgrave\u2013 100m breaststroke (SF) -1:03.56, 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:18.26<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Kaylene Corbett \u2013 100m breaststroke \u2013 1:09.46, 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:30.07<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Hanim Abrahams \u2013 100m breaststroke \u2013 1:11.18, 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:33.98<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Mariella Venter \u2013 100m backstroke \u2013 1:01.53, 200m backstroke \u2013 2:13.40<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Inge Weidemann \u2013 50m freestyle \u2013 26.26, 100m freestyle (SF) \u2013 57.65<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Olivia Nel \u2013 100m freestyle \u2013 58.06<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Ryen van Wyk \u2013 100m freestyle \u2013 52.15<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Likith Prema \u2013 200m breaststroke \u2013 2:19.41<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Luan Grobbelaar \u2013 200m individual medley \u2013 2:06.00, 400m individual medley \u2013 4:29.59<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Kiara Noades \u2013 200m backstroke \u2013 2:17.99<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\"><strong>Final list of Deaf Olympics Qualifiers:<\/strong><\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Cornell Loubser \u2013 50, 100 and 200m butterfly<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Mark Roach \u2013 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Pierre Dellieu \u2013 50 and 100m freestyle<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Credence Pattinson \u2013 100 and 400m freestyle, 50, 100 and 200m backstroke<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">Final list of World Para Swimming Qualifiers:<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Hendri Herbst S11 \u2013 50 and 100m freestyle<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Johann van Heerden SB9 \u2013 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 David Klopper S2 \u2013 100m backstroke<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Christian Sadie S7, SB7, SM7 \u00a0- 50m butterfly, 50 and 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Franco Smit S12 \u2013 50 and 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Alani Ferreira S13 \u2013 400m freestyle & 100m breaststroke<\/p>\r\n<p class=\"MsoNormal\">\u00b7 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 Christelle Kriel S14 \u2013 100m butterfly<\/p>",
    "blurb": "The 2017 SA National Aquatic Championships in Durban successfully concluded on Saturday with a total of twenty-four Junior and eight Senior Fina World Championships qualifications.",
    "date": "2017-04-08T23:15:28",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "",
    "img_credit": "Chad le Clos \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "SA Swimming",
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