Cameron van der Burgh joins Gerhard Zandberg, Wendy Trott and Roland┬áSchoeman among the medals, as the SA swim team stepped up their World┬áChampionship preparations at the Mare Nostrum gala in Barcelona on Saturday.┬á
Van der Burgh clocked 1 min 01.01 secs to finish second in the 100 metres┬ábreaststroke, Zandberg took silver in the 50 metres backstroke in 25.67.┬áTrott, who is based at the University of Georgia in the US, collected a┬ásilver medal in the 800 metres freestyle in 8:32.93.┬á
Schoeman made it on the medal podium to collect the bronze medal in the 50┬ámetres butterfly in 23.63.┬á
Lyndon Ferns, who along with Schoeman, was a part of the gold medal-winning┬á4 x 100 metres freestyle relay team at the Athens Olympics in 2004, withdrew┬áfrom the national team shortly before departure on Thursday, due to a sinus┬áproblem.┬á
SA’s US-based breaststroke swimmer Neil Versfeld is hoping to join the team┬áin Europe soon, after a visa matter prevented him from traveling to compete┬áin Barcelona.