Coetzé finishes fifth as Sates books spot in 200m Butterfly final

13 February 2024 – Having come into the 100m backstroke final as the second fastest qualifier in the field, there was disappointment for Pieter Coetzé as he finished out of medal contention in fifth place at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Tuesday. Coetzé, who is the current Commonwealth Games champion in the event, turned in fifth place at the 50m mark and hit the lane ropes on several occasions, slowing him down on what is usually a powerful final 50m. The 19-year-old was competing in his first ever final... Read More

African record for Gallagher on opening day of World Swimming Championships

11 February 2024 – Erin Gallagher kicked off the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar by setting a new African record in the 100m butterfly and booking a place in her first ever world championships final. The Pretoria-based swimmer blazed to the new continental mark in the morning heats, finishing in a time of 57.59 seconds, so qualifying third fastest for the evening semifinal where she finished third. Gallagher's semi-final time was a slightly slower 57.92 but it was quick enough to see her through to Monday night's... Read More

Erin Gallagher Sets New African Record

In a stunning display of talent and determination, South African swimmer Erin Gallagher has shattered the African record in the 100m Butterfly event at the World Championships held in Doha. Gallagher's remarkable performance has electrified the swimming world, showcasing her prowess and solidifying her position as one of Africa's most promising swimming talents. Clocking in at an astonishing 57.59 seconds, Gallagher's swim not only secured her a spot in the Semi-finals but also etched her name in the annals of African swimming hi... Read More

Youssef Ramadan Makes Triumphant Return, Sets Records at Virginia Tech Invitational

Youssef Ramadan, the reigning NCAA champion in the 100-yard butterfly, showcased his remarkable journey to recovery from a wrist fracture sustained last September at the 2024 Virginia Tech Invitational this past weekend. In an awe-inspiring display of resilience, Ramadan shattered expectations by clocking a season-best 44.85 in the 100 fly, surpassing his own time of 45.58 set just two weeks prior. Despite missing several competitions this season due to his wrist injury, Ramadan has swiftly climbed the ranks and currently shares the 7th spot... Read More

European Champs Spain outclasses South Africa

Spain, living up to the expectations of a European champion, showcased an impressive performance filled with entertainment, prolific goal-scoring, and impeccable skills, leaving Africa's water polo powerhouse, South Africa, in their wake. Spain swiftly surged to a 5-0 lead, allowing South Africa to convert a penalty foul and reducing the deficit to 6-1 by the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Spain extended their lead with seven consecutive goals, as Unai Biel secured two, and captain Felipe Perrone and center forward M... Read More