Roland Schoeman made his intentions known early as he posted a World┬áChampionship qualifying time at the Telkom SA National Aquatics┬áChampionships at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban today.┬á
While Bedfordview-based Paralympic 100 metres backstroke gold medallist┬á
Shireen Sapiro set a world record of 2 min 33.18 in the 200m┬ábackstroke in the S10 (limited mobility classification), Schoeman posted┬á21.83sec in the 50m freestyle heats to dip under the qualifying mark┬áof 22.33 in the race for national team places for the FINA World┬áChampionships in Rome in July.┬á
Neil Versfeld, who recently won the 200 yards breaststroke in a US Open┬árecord 1:51.40 at the NCAA Spring Championships in Texas, clocked┬á1:01.57 in the 100m breaststroke, inside the World Championship B┬áqualifying mark of 1:01.66.┬á
Zimbabwe’s swimming superstar Kirsty Coventry had little trouble in┬áadvancing to the semi-finals of the 200 metres backstroke in clocking a┬áWorld Championship B qualifying time of 2:12.50.