JOHANNESBURG – The second day of swimming in Durban belonged to the women as Tatjana Schoenmaker, Kaylene Corbett and Nathania van Niekerk qualified for the Fina World Long-Course Championships in July.
Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Schoenmaker and training partner Corbett added their names to the list of qualifiers in the 200m breaststroke. The duo posting qualifying times during the morning heats before doing it again in the evening’s final.
Schoenmaker claimed the national title in a time of 2:24.44, with Corbett touching second in 2:25.62. They were both faster in the morning, dipping well below the qualifying mark of 2:25.91.
The 19-year-old Corbett has been making massive strides since she joined Schoenmaker’s coach Rocco Meiring since last middle last year.
Three years ago Van Niekerk missed out on the Rio Olympics selection by hundredths of a second.