Photo Credit: Swimming South Africa

The Swimming team for South Africa has earned 14 medals, including 10 Gold and 4 Silver. South Africa is doing incredibly well at the 2022 Region V Games.


Lilongwe, Malawi (06 December 2022) – Swimming South Africa is proud to share that the team has earned 14 medals while competing at the 2022 Region V Games in Malawi. This is incredible news!

The 2022 Region V Games run from the 2nd of December until the 12th of December 2022. A total of 3000 athletes from ten African countries are competing. South Africa is always a front-runner at this event and this was proven last year, even after the squad was pulled halfway through the games due to Covid-19.

These medals were earned during the first day of the swimming events. There was initially a delay in the event but thankfully, the team hit the water strong.

The swimming team is made up of 39 incredibly talented swimmers.

The Ladies Team

  • Gabriella Benjamin – 50m/100m Breast
  • Megan Bulose – 50m/100m/200m Back
  • Sandralee Carolus – 50m/100m Free , 100m Fly
  • Leah Christie – 50m Free, 200m Breast
  • Lise Coetzee – 100m/200m/400m Free, 100m Fly, 200IM
  • Mykae Forrest – 200m/400m Free, 200IM
  • Grace George – 100m Free, 5om Fly
  • Chloe Graaff – 50m/200m Breast, 50m Fly
  • Rachel Groepes – 50m/100m/200m/400m Free, 200m Back, 200IM
  • Kaitlynne Horne – 200m/400m Free, 200m Back
  • Khwezi Jacobs – 100m/200m Breast, 200IM
  • Asia Kleinhans – 400m Free
  • Zara Kleinhans – 50m/200m Free
  • Nawaal Mia – 50m/100m/200m Back
  • Simone Moll – 50m/100m/200m Breast, 50m Fly
  • Manaal Omar – 50m/100m Free , 50m Back
  • Lucelle Oosthuizen – 50m/100m/200m Fly
  • Clio Smidt – 50m/100m Back, 200m Fly
  • Megan Stewart – 100m/200m Back, 50m/100m Breast, 200m Fly , 200IM
  • Joy Van der Westhuizen – 100m/200m Fly

The Male Team

  • Ethan Bailey – 400m Free, 200m Fly
  • Juan Boshoff – 100m/200m Back, 50m Breast
  • Dhilan Govender – 50m/100m Breast
  • Timothy Hartman – 50m/100m Breast
  • Bayanda Hufner – 50m/100m/200m Breast, 50m/100m Fly, 50m/100m Free
  • Owethu Mahan – 50m/100m/200m Free
  • Tumelo Mahan – 50m/200m/400m Free
  • Sirhaan Mia – 100m/200m Fly
  • Kaydn Naidoo – 100m Free , 50m/100m Fly, 200IM
  • Awande Nkunzi – 50m Back, 200m Breast
  • Caellum Olkers – 50m/100m/200m Back
  • Moloko Pheeha – 50m Free, 200IM
  • Wikus Potgieter – 50m/100m/200m Back , 100m/200m Fly
  • Thapelo Ramaholi – 100m Free, 50m/100m Fly, 200M
  • Keyontae Raynard – 50m/100m/200m Fly,100m/200m Free, 50m/100m Back
  • Cameron Thompson – 100m Free, 50m/100m Back , 100m Fly
  • Petrus Truter – 200m Free, 200m Breast, 200M
  • Thomas Truter – 50m/100m/200m Breast
  • Darno Van der Merwe – 100m/200m/400m Free, 200m Back

Take a look at the 14 medal winners who have earned Silver and Gold so far. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as they come through.

Sources: Swimming South Africa
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