Records: 15x WC and 4x SA Age Group (LCM) records broken at WC SANJ & SANAT Championships – April 2021

Summary of Records (All LCM)

SwimmerWC RecordSA RecordJunior World Qualifying Time
Abi Kotze (11)81
Tai Pearson (13)63
Luke Slabber (18)150m Free
TOTAL1541

Day 1: Wed 14th April 2021

Abi Kotze (11)

Day 1 at SANJ (SA National Juniors – Western Cape Region) in Stellenbosch

  • Well done Abi Kotze (11), breaking fellow Vineyard swimmer and former Olympian Wendy Trott’s record by 0.7 sec in the Girls 11 400m Free (LCM) – Finals
    • Old WC record – 4:46.87 Wendy Trott 2002
    • New record – 4:46.13 Abigail Kotze (11) 400m Free (LCM)
    • Abi – WC record 1 of 8

“So absolutely blessed with an amazing team and brilliant coaches at Vineyard Swimming Club. Rhys and Duncan, we are looking forward to the next couple of days”  – mom Danelle Kotze

More fantastic swims by Tai and Abi

SA Age Group Records for Tai Pearson and Abi Kotze

Day 2: Thurs 15th April 2021

Tai Pearson (13) and Abi Kotze (11) continue to create waves in Stellenbosch at the WC SANJ (Junior) & SA National (Senior) Championships.

  • Tai Pearson (13) broke another WC Age Group Record and the SA Age Group Record, this time for Boys 13 in 100m Back (LCM)
    • Old WC record – 1:01.51 Luan Grobbelaar Oct 2015
    • Old SA record – 1:01.51 Luan Grobbelaar Oct 2015
    • New record – 1:01.41 Tai Pearson (Vineyard) April 2021, Finals
    • Tai – WC record 1 of 6, SA record 1 of 3
  • Abi Kotze (11) first broke the WC Age Group Record for Girls 200m Free (LCM) in the Prelims
    • Old WC record – 2:17.53 – fellow Vineyard swimmer and former Olympian Wendy Trott Dec 2001
    • New record – 2:17.52 Abi Kotze (Vineyard) April 2021
    • Abi – WC record 2 of 8
  • Abi Kotze (11) then broke the WC Age Group Record and the SA Age Group Record for Girls 200m Free (LCM) in the Finals
    • Old WC record – 2:17.53 Wendy Trott Dec 2001
    • Old SA record – 2:16.12 Jessica Liss Feb 2007
    • New record – 2:15.73 Abi Kotze (Vineyard) April 2021, a new SA and WC record
    • Abi – WC record 3 of 8, SA record 1 of 1

Day 3: Fri 16th April 2021

  • Abi Kotze (11) breaks the WCA 100m Free Girls 11 LCM record – twice!
    • Old WC record – 1:04.29 Lindi Cillie 2013
    • New record – 1:03.31 Abi Kotze, Prelims
    • Abi – WC record 4 of 8
    • New record – 1:02.40 Abi Kotze, Finals
    • Abi – WC record 5 of 8
  • Tai Pearson (13) breaks the WCA 100m Free Boys 13 LCM record – twice!
    • Old WC record – 55.58 Cameron Matthews 2014
    • New record – 55.47 Tai Pearson, Prelims
    • Tai – WC record 2 of 6
    • New record – 55.38 Tai Pearson, Finals
    • Tai – WC record 3 of 6

Day 4: Sat 17th April 2021

Luke Slabber
  • Tai Pearson (13) breaks the WC and the SA 50m Back Boys 13 LCM record
    • Old WC record – 29.37 Luan Grobbelaar 2015
    • Old SA record – 28.75 Zane Waddell 2012
    • New record – 28.49 Tai Pearson, Prelims
    • Tai – WC record 4 of 6, SA record 2 of 3
    • New record – 28.43 Tai Pearson, Finals
    • Tai – WC record 5 of 6, SA record 3 of 3
  • Abi Kotze (11) breaks the WCA 50m Free Girls 11 LCM record
    • Old WC record – 29.15 Lindi Cillie 2013
    • New record – 29.02 Abi Kotze, Finals
    • Abi – WC record 6 of 8
  • Tai Pearson (13) breaks the WC 50m Free Boys 13 LCM record
    • Old WC record – 25.56 Zaahir Gamiet 2008
    • New record – 25.28 Tai Pearson, Finals
    • Tai – WC record 6 of 6

Day 5: Sun 18th April 2021

  • Abi Kotze (11) breaks the WCA 100m Fly Girls 11 LCM record
    • Old WC record – 1:11.28 Nina Rossouw 2012
    • New record – 1:11.27 Abi Kotze, Prelims
    • Abi – WC record 7 of 8
    • New record – 1:09.58 Abi Kotze, Finals
    • Abi – WC record 8 of 8

Coaches Rhys and Duncan

More information on the Coaches: Here

Duncan, Abi and Rhys

References

Records: WCA and SA records

https://vineyardswimming.co.za/category/records/

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