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More Mare Nostrum medals

There were more medals for our swimmers in Canet, France on Sunday with Wendy Trott and Roland Schoeman hitting paydirt.

The meeting marked the end of the Mare Nostrum series and showed our swimmers are in good form.

Trott claimed a well-deserved second bronze medal in the series when she placed third in the 800-metre freestyle. She clocked a time of 8:34.25 behind Australia’s Blair Evans (8:33.25) and France’s golden girl Coralie Balmy (8:31.53). Trott had previously also won bronze in the 800m freestyle in Barcelona a few days earlier.

In the 50m butterfly, Roland Schoeman improved on his time from Barcelona to also race to his second bronze of the series. It was one of the tightest races of the night as Schoeman ended in a time of 23.97secs (24.13 secs was his time in Barcelona).
Australian Geoff Huegill was just ahead in second with 23.95 and German Steffen Deibler touched first with 23.89.

The team now heads to Italy to compete in the Sette Colli competiton from 17-19 June before the 21 athletes move to Koper in Slovenia for a training camp from 21 June-2 July in preparation for the important Youth Olympic Games in August and the Commonwealth Games in October.


  1. Gary

    June 16, 2010 at 9:08 am

    This is great news. Thank you for keeping us up to date.
    Why does SwimSA not report (or is often very late in reporting) these kinds of achievements?
    Surely this is part of their mandate and responsibility?

  2. Shaun

    June 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Dear Gary

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate feedback such as yours to help us improve whatever gaps exist. The aquatics related news on the SASCOC website is actually based on press releases we circulate to the media including and other stakeholders, including SASCOC. We note your conern of delays on the postings of news on our website and we will investigate and remedy the delay. Thank you onece again for the feedback.

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