Tatjana Schoenmaker Narrowly Misses Own African Record in 100 Breast SCM in Pretoria

Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

24 hours after breaking a 12-year-old African record in the 200 breaststroke, 23-year-old Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa narrowly broke her own African record in the 100 breaststroke in short course meters. Schoenmaker, who finished sixth in this event at the 2019 Worlds, swam a 1:05.40 to just miss her own record of 1:05.12 from August 2018. She is swimming at the Regional Short Course Championship in Pretoria and her time in the 100 would have put her 27th in the world for 2019 in short course meters.

Schoenmaker won ahead of Christin Mundell (1:08.64) and Kaylene Corbett (1:09.60).

Schoenmaker also swam the 200 IM in Pretoria with a 2:14.60, and finished second in the 400 free with a 4:16.54 behind Dune Coetzee (4:14.49), who also won the 200 butterfly (2:14.32).

In other action, Pieter Coetze won the men’s 50 free with a 22.67 and finished second in the 200 IM (2:02.47) to Andrew Ross (2:01.92), and no, not the author of this file. Coetze also took a win in the 50 backstroke at 24.88.

Other winners:

  • 50 free: Inge Weidemann, 25.99
  • 200 fly: Ruan Breytenbach, 2:01.25
  • 50 back: Kiara Noades, 30.01
  • 100 breast: Matthew Randle, 1:01.86
  • 400 free: Dante Nortje, 3:54.23

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