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PARALYMPICS: Kevin Paul wins Gold in SB9 100m Breaststroke

Team South Africa’s Paralympic medal chase is off to a golden start after swimmer Kevin Paul powered his way to breaststroke gold in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday night. Paul, 25, won the SB9 100-metre event in 1min 04.86sec to win his second Paralympic gold medal after doing the same in Beijing eight years ago. In London four years ago, Paul had to settle for silver in his keynote event. Paul, formerly of Port Elizabeth…

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2016 FINA World Cup – Chartres-Paris: All the VIDEOS

2016 FINA WORLD CUP: CHARTRES-PARIS FINA has posted race videos of most events from the Paris World Cup on its YouTube page. You can check them out below. Source: https://swimswam.com/watch-race-videos-fina-paris-chartes-world-cup/ Friday, August 26th – Saturday, August 27th L’Odyssée – Chartres, France Prelims 3:30am EST/Finals 11:00am Short Course Meters (25m) pool Event website Schedule Entry list Live Timing Live Streaming – FINA Information Here are the two world record swims: Vlad Morozov – 100 IM In…

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OLYMPICS: Age Analysis of Rio 2016 Swimming Finalists

29 August 2016, 10:24am Age Analysis of Rio Swimming Finalists: the Older the Better!  Commentary by Coach Rick Madge This is the second of a series involving analysis of Rio Olympics swimming stats.  In this one we look at the age statistics for Rio finalists. This analysis includes the ages for all 2012 and 2016 Olympic individual event finalists.  In addition, I’ll also compare these to the ages for 2016 Olympic Trial finalists from Canada,…

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WPA AGM: Election of WPA Executive Committee Members

.. Executive Members (updated 15th Aug 2016) Ray Bester President president@wpaquatics.org Gary Bonney Vice-President garybonney@gmail.com vice-president@wpaquatics.org Elna Cecil Treasurer treasurer@wpaquatics.org Myrna van der Venter Operations operations@wpaquatics.org Bernie Manzoni Development berniemanzoni@gmail.com development@wpaquatics.org Transformation New position, vacant since AGM on 15th Aug 2016 transformation@wpaquatics.org Mark Brickles Marketing / PR marketing@wpaquatics.org Su Bonney Schools schools@wpaquatics.org Nici Wright Secretary secretary@wpaquatics.org

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SUMMARY: SA swimmers at Rio 2016

Men Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Myles Brown 200 m freestyle 1:46.78 13 Q 1:46.57 12 Did not advance 400 m freestyle 3:45.92 12 N/A Did not advance Jarred Crous 200 m breaststroke 2:12.64 25 Did not advance Douglas Erasmus 50 m freestyle 22.37 29 Did not advance Chad Ho 10 km open water N/A 1:53:04.8 10 Chad le Clos 200 m freestyle 1:45.89 3 Q 1:45.94 7 Q…

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