Aug. 13, 2021
It’s hard to believe that Tatjana Schoenmaker nearly gave up after failing to qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016. But fortunately, she followed her own advice: to refocus and keep going! Celebrating Tatjana Schoenmaker Tatjana’s gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics’ 200 metre breaststroke was the first individual swimming record to be broken […]
July 31, 2021
South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker smashed one of swimming’s longest-standing world records as she took victory in the 200 meters breaststroke. The 24-year-old surged away from American duo Lilly King and Annie Lazor to become the first female swimmer to dip under 2 minutes and 19 seconds for a 200-meter breaststroke. Her time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds beat the record of Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen, who swam 2 minutes, 19.11 seconds in the semi-finals of the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona.
June 1, 2021
Pietermaritzburg’s Matthew Sates delivered two outstanding performances in the 200 m individual medley and the 100 m butterfly with an Olympic Qualification time while Tatjana Schoenmaker produced a thrilling final day to the Durban leg of the Swimming Grand Prix at the weekend.
Sept. 2, 2020
‘It was an awful experience,’ Van der Burgh told Schoenmaker from London in Team SA’s #FlashbackToInspire2020 campaign. ‘Luckily we caught it quite early, but it was scary, because of the stats a couple of months ago. I had a really high fever, 39.5 degrees, and [wife]Nefeli is pregnant, so it’s scary. We followed the advice at the time, which was to take paracetamol and drink a lot of water.